This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who wants to take charge of a large platform and collaborate across the organisation to get our message out there. You will be organised and creative, with a passion for content and social media.
From day one, volunteers have been at the heart of HERSANA. This is as true today as 6 years ago.
We simply could not reach as many femmes and make such a difference without their amazing support. Each and every volunteer is valuable and together they enable us to change the lives of those in need. By volunteering with HERSANA you become part of this history and join a unique network of staff and volunteers delivering help to Black femme survivors whenever they need it.
Why get involved?
There are many reasons to volunteer and spend your time helping others.
Everyone will have their own reasons to get involved. For some it will be about giving back to their community, others might want to share or develop their skills, and some people may wish to connect and meet new people.
Volunteering can give you a renewed sense of purpose, new friendships and a new outlook on life. Studies have even shown that volunteers are generally happier and healthier than their non-volunteering peers.
No matter what your motivation or background everyone has something to offer HERSANA.
How will we support you?
HERSANA invest in volunteers including providing training and induction to prepare you for your role.
This will be either face to face, online or both. You will have access to an online library of e-learning modules to allow you to continue developing your skills and knowledge throughout your time with HERSANA.
Once in your role, HERSANA offers guidance and support, both from fellow volunteers and employee’s, there is always someone who can answer a question or give some advice.
We're a small but mighty team of passionate people who want to end violence against women and girls for good. It's a huge and often tiring task, so we put self-care and wellbeing at the centre of our work to ensure that we're in the best place possible to take on the challenge.
Interested in joining the HERSANA team? See our current volunteering opportunities and further info below.
Our current opportunities are listed below.
This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wants to raise awareness of our work and the impacts of all forms of abuse and violence. You will be highly organised, self-motivated, and passionate about ending gender-based violence and creating safe spaces for survivors.
We are looking for individuals to provide a listening ear to survivors of all forms of gender-based violence and their friends and family, providing information of our services and other organisations.
We offer a wide range of benefits which can be viewed below
Learning & Development
A key part of our People Strategy is to continue to develop and enhance the learning experience during your time at HERSANA, and we are proud to offer many learning opportunities. We'll contribute towards books, training courses and conferences that help you learn and grow in your role here.
To protect and preserve the wellbeing of our team, all staff and volunteers are provided with regular clinical supervision sessions with an appropriately trained and accredited therapist, who works outside of the line management structure.
We will always consider requests for flexible working on hiring. For most volunteer roles, the following types of flexibility are usually possible:
- flexible hours
- an element of working from home
- compressed hours
Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you need. We can’t promise to give you exactly what you want, but we do promise not to judge you for asking.
We'll contribute towards the things that help you be the best you.
We also recognise that there are times when a day off is needed. This may be to support your mental health, because you’ve got your period or to care for a family member or pet. All staff and volunteers are entitled to ‘Time Out’ moments.
I have a criminal record, can I volunteer?
We welcome all volunteers. It will depend on the role you are undertaking and your circumstances, but it is not a barrier to joining our team. Please feel free to contact us to discuss this further.
Although some of our roles do have an age restriction, we still welcome younger volunteers and family groups. If no role suits you, then you can still support HERSANA in other ways.
Can I claim benefits while I volunteer with HERSANA?
This should not restrict your volunteering with us but let your benefits adviser know you're volunteering.
I am a previous client. Can I volunteer?
We have current volunteers who have also received our services. Please feel free to contact us to discuss further if you wish.
How long will it take before I can volunteer?
Depending on your role it can take anything from a few weeks to a couple of months before you are fully active in your role. We value everyone who is interested in volunteering and will always keep you informed about your progress.
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