Refuge marks Volunteers’ Week 2012

Volunteers make a difference at Refuge

Volunteers’ Week runs every year from 1-7 June, celebrating the contribution that volunteers make across the UK.

At Refuge, we regularly take on volunteers for the National Domestic Violence Helpline (run in partnership between Refuge and Women’s Aid). This is what some of our Helpline volunteers had to say about volunteering at Refuge:

“I found  after each shift I felt such a strong sense of purpose in life and like I was making a real difference.”

“What I get back from the Helpline is an absolute feeling of self worth and confidence that I am one of a special group of people who are helping to change the way domestic violence is portrayed, accepted and dealt with in the UK.”

“After a shift on the helpline I am often mentally exhausted and sometimes a little overwhelmed, but I always feel that I’ve achieved something wonderful and that I’m part of a life-saving team.  What a great feeling!”

We are currently recruiting for volunteers on the Helpline. Please click here for more information.

Refuge also takes on volunteers in other areas of work, such as fundraising, communications and finance. Any available volunteer roles are advertised on the Working for Refuge page so check back here regularly, or follow Refuge on Twitter or Facebook, to hear about the latest volunteering vacancies.

Thank you to all our volunteers, past and present. By generously giving your time in support of Refuge, you’re helping us work towards a world free from domestic violence.