Volunteering

Be A Volunteer

Our volunteers are essential to our work.

The work is challenging and rewarding. We are looking for men and women aged over 18 to join our team and support us to deliver a quality service to our clients.

We offer induction training and on-going support for all of our volunteering roles.  Throughout the year we have opportunities to say ‘Thank You’ to our volunteers with a range of different activities.

All our volunteers must have an Enhanced DBS check.

Which area would you be interested in? Click on the role you’re interested in for more information.
Admin Support
Helpline Listener
Life Chat Supporter
Counsellor
Fundraiser
Events Team Member

Apply Now

Volunteer Contact Form

* Required information

WHAT OUR VOLUNTEERS SAY

I've been a volunteer counsellor at DRCSC since May 2014 and although the work can be challenging, seeing the clients grow is the best reward imaginable! The training and support provided is excellent and I feel very lucky to be part of such an amazing team 😊
Katie
Counsellor
The training I received prior to becoming a volunteer at DRCSC has been invaluable. I consider it a privilege to work in a place that provides an outstanding service for those who use it. It is also reassuring to work along side other volunteers who share the same levels of professionalism and passion in a service where I feel very supported in my practice.
Hayley B
Counsellor
I have long held the aspiration of working with young people, however was only ever told that you could be a teacher or a childcare worker, so I fell into administration as my career. I ended up job hopping every couple of years as Admin wasn't giving me the personal or professional fulfilment I was looking for. I had heard about the Rape Crisis through a close friend and was instantly interested in supporting such a worthy cause. I've now been on the helpline for over 8 months now and have learnt a wealth of knowledge along the way, as well as getting involved in campaigning at local events. With the immaculate training provided I was able to take a leap of faith and applied for a support worker role, one that I personally did not feel I had the skill set for, however after an unexpected interview I was told I had been successful and was offered the job. Feedback I was given was that they were so impressed with the amount of work/training I had done with the charity that sold my application and the skills/knowledge I have gained because of it. I cannot thank DRCSC enough for their continued support and look forward to supporting them with future campaigns
Autumn
Counsellor
It’s a sometimes challenging but very worthwhile experience being involved giving emotional support on the Helpline. It’s not rocket science and it isn’t for everybody but for me, it gives me a sense that at times, I can make a difference to another person’s life
Jess
Helpline Volunteer
I initially started the helpline in order to push myself out of my comfort zone and use my free-time to support others. However, my volunteer experience has been extremely rewarding and has massively changed my outlook on life. It has allowed me to be flexible with other commitments, whereby I've recently been able to take some time off to focus on my university work. And so, I feel privileged to be apart of the DRCSC team.
Kirsten
Helpline Volunteer
Being a helpline listener is hugely rewarding. I've learnt new skills, met new people, learnt about myself and been there for people during a difficult time in their lives. DRCSC provides great initial and ongoing training, support and a warm, friendly environment in which to grow as a volunteer
John
Helpline Volunteer

Be A Trustee

We are a small but busy charity and need willing individuals who are able to commit time and energy to help run the charity. We are looking for those who are willing to offer their experience in a hands-on way whilst ensuring the charity as a whole is working towards a clear strategy.

DRCSC Trustees currently meet once a month with Operational meetings (Jan,Mar,May,Jul,Sep,Nov) and Strategic meetings (Feb,Apr,Jun,Aug,Oct,Dec). There are also Sub-groups set up as needed and these meet separately.

If this sounds like an exciting and rewarding challenge for you and you would like more information please email info@dorsetrapecrisis.org

All new Trustees are required to undertake our Induction programme, a DBS check and complete all relevant paperwork upon appointment.

Victoria Heeley - Secretary

I joined the Board of Trustees in November 2017, DRCSC is a charity I am passionate about and I wanted to give more than the volunteering I was already carrying out one afternoon a week. As secretary I type up the minutes of the board meetings and any sub-groups I attend and I send out agenda’s for board meetings and any other meetings as needed. I also am on two sub-groups, one in my role as secretary but the other one more due to the professional experience I have with IT. It is a very exciting and challenging time at DRCSC and I am very pleased I am able to add my support to the amazing team of staff and volunteers who are working on the front-line of our service every day.