Are you someone who wants to help make a difference?
Do you have a few hours a week to spare?
North Derbyshire Women’s Aid offers a range of volunteering opportunities.
For further information on how to become a volunteer, contact Kate Witham 01246 238248
or Email us (Please write ‘Volunteer’ in the subject box on your email.)
Group Project Volunteers
NDWA provides a range of projects, offering various forms of support for adults and children who are or have been experiencing domestic violence. These projects are based both at NDWA premises, with the aim to:-
- Reduce the risk of isolation, by giving people the chance to increase their social networks in a safe, welcoming environment.
- Provide mutual encouragement and support; the opportunity to meet others who have had similar experiences.
- Increase awareness and understanding of domestic violence, and the impact it can have; helping people to build confidence, and realise they are not to blame.
Current projects include the Freedom Programme – a project aimed at reducing domestic violence through increased awareness about the beliefs and origins of domestic abuse and a self help/survivors group.
Group Project volunteers provide invaluable support to groups and group work projects by:
- Liaising with NDWA worker involved to understand:
- The aim of the group or session
- Your role in supporting the service user to achieve that aim.
- Helping service users to feel welcome / part of the group.
- Supporting planned group activities.
- Encourage and support service users to participate in planned activities.
- Report any concerns relating to safeguarding children / health and safety directly to the NDWA worker involved / senior worker in line with NDWA procedures – as detailed in training.