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At Safeline, all the amazing work we do comes as a result of our team of dedicated volunteers. Without a team of volunteers behind us, Safeline simply wouldn’t be able to deliver the life-changing help it does to so many men, women and children. We’re recognised as one of the leading specialist charities in the UK when it comes to supporting victims of sexual abuse. To date, we’ve helped more than 25,000 people across the county, but with an estimated 8m women and 5m men having been abused, there are still so many more who need our help.

Sexual abuse is a very difficult subject and unfortunately it is prevalent within our community and so the need for organisations like Safeline has never been greater.  As awareness of the charity and the wonderful work it does grows, more survivors are finding the courage to come to us to get the help they so desperately need to recover. As more people reach out to us, we want to continue offering the timely, professional support that has earned us our excellent reputation and that is where our volunteers come in.

As a volunteer, you’ll be working directly with survivors to help them overcome their past trauma and build a bridge to a brighter future. That could be working on our helpline answering phone calls or responding to texts, emails and instant messages from people who need emotional support, helping with face to face counselling or other alternative therapies, or acting as an ambassador for Safeline to help us raise awareness in the local community.

Our volunteers come from all walks of life, from students in their final year to retirees, here at Safeline we welcome anyone who wants to help support survivors. You’ll receive all the necessary training to be a volunteer and how best to help support those using the service, so don’t worry if you’re not a professional therapist unless you specifically want to do counselling work. There’s no set number of hours to commit to, and we can be flexible around you as necessary, depending on what area of our services you’d like to volunteer with.

When you volunteer with Safeline, you become part of an amazing community of volunteers, survivors, and supporters. Our staff and volunteers support each other as much as they do the survivors who contact us, and it builds an incredible sense of commitment, friendship and achievement.

As well as gaining valuable friendships, you’ll also get the opportunity for continuous professional development when you’re a Safeline volunteer. You undertake new types of training to help expand your knowledge, skills, and experience. At Safeline, we welcome anyone who wants to continue developing their own skills to better benefit the people we support – your help and time is the cornerstone of what we do.

If you think you’d like to become a Safeline volunteer, get in touch today to find out more about the process and how to get enrolled on your initial training sessions. The time you dedicate to becoming a volunteer could help change the lives of many people, including your own.

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