Slide LDAS Volunteer VOLUNTEER At LDAS, volunteers play an important role in supporting
our clients, our team and the organisation.

each volunteer plays an invaluable part

within the organisation.

Volunteers gain invaluable experience of working within a specialist domestic abuse setting and are provided with real and meaningful investment in their training and development.

Volunteers have an opportunity to use their skills and experiences to help women work towards positive change. Volunteering is a rewarding experience and gives individuals the opportunity to build new skills and meet new people.

There are a variety of ways in which you can donate your time and skills to LDAS. Volunteers offer practical support, advice and guidance to the service and to the women we work with. 

Volunteers are integral to the work we deliver at LDAS because they support the organisation in providing specialist provision to women so they can live their lives free from abuse.  Volunteering is an extremely rewarding thing to do and will improve your skills, confidence, self-esteem as well as improve your employability prospects, if you are looking for paid employment.

In order to become a volunteer, you will be have to apply for an application form and provide two separate, unrelated referees.  You will also be expected to attend an interview and if successful, an induction will be arranged where you will learn about the organisation.

If you are interested in volunteering with us, please download our application form.

volunteering is a great way to support us

Our team is constantly growing and we welcome applications from people of all ages, backgrounds and levels of experience from novice to expert!

our service aims to reflect the diversity of the city which we serve

We welcome applications from people who are disabled, LGBTQIA+ and/or from a minority ethnic group.

volunteer opportunity

Role: Volunteer Counsellor

Reports to:  LDAS Manager, LDAS Coordinator, Clinical Supervisor

Hours:  To be agreed with LDAS Coordinator

Location: LDAS offices Quorn Street L72QR  – Counselling Rooms

Aims of Role: Provide 1-1 Counselling for LDAS services users.

Key Tasks:

  • Providing face to face counselling with individuals referred through LDAS
  • Keeping confidential records
  • Building a relationship of trust and respect with clients
  • Supporting the client to complete evaluation after accessing the service
  • Arranging client appointments in  collaboration with LDAS

Essential

  • You must have a clinical supervisor
  • You must have your own practice insurance
  • You must be a member of BACP or equivalent

Qualities / Skills:

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • A friendly, approachable, enthusiastic and sensitive manner.
  • DBS Clearance – Will be arranged and paid for by LDAS
  • Desirable – knowledge of Domestic Violence and Abuse best practice
  • Must adhere to Safeguarding best practice

Training / Supervision:

  • Safeguarding and DVA training arranged through LDAS
  • Regular check ins with LDAS Coordinator

How to Apply:

Email: sueoshikanlu@heatkensington.org.uk and ask for a volunteer counsellor application form

We will respond as soon as possible and you will be invited to interview or placed on a waiting list for the next recruitment round.

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