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Volunteering

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Volunteer with Women’s Aid ABCLN ​

Join an enthusiastic team who want to make a difference for women and children in our local community. 

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  • Support our work with women, children & young people

  • Take part in fundraising activities and events

  • Raise awareness about domestic abuse

  • Participate in group work & courses

  • Help with administrative tasks

  • Become a Board Member

  • Volunteer in our Safe Haven Garden 

  • Volunteer in Refuge or local Women's Aid ABCLN Centre

"Volunteering for Women’s Aid ABCLN is very rewarding. It is great to be making a positive impact for women and children." 

Why people choose to volunteer with us:

  • Use your passion, skills and experience to help others

  • Share your professional knowledge and expertise

  • Learn new skills with training provided

  • Try something different

  • Be a valued member of a team

  • Work together with shared goals 

  • Have a sense of personal achievement

  • Make a difference for women and children

  • Meet new people and share experiences with others

“I really enjoy volunteering with Women’s Aid ABCLN. I am learning so much and have made new friends who are passionate about making a difference.”  

What you can expect from us:

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  • Accredited training opportunities

  • Personal development and work experience 

  • Support from experienced staff and volunteer team 

  • Positive and empowering environment 

  • Recognition and thanks

Training and development opportunities will be provided for all volunteers including domestic abuse awareness and other training courses

Volunteering Opportunities

Reconnect Volunteer 

Reconnect offers a 12-week personal development programme for women to increase confidence and self-esteem, reduce isolation and focus on their well-being.

Reconnect Groups provide a welcoming and friendly atmosphere where women can relax, meet with other women and share experiences in a safe and supportive environment.

Activities include Goal Setting, Personal Development Plans, Communicate with Confidence, Dress for Success, Connect, Get Creative, Nature & Nurture,  Breath Work & Yoga and Walking Together.

Reconnect Roles:

  • Reconnect Welcome Volunteer

  • Reconnect Co-Facilitator

  • Reconnect Guest Speaker

What you will be doing: 

  • Provide a warm welcome for women taking part in groups

  • Help Reconnect Worker to plan and deliver activities

  • Support Guest Speakers to host group activities

  • Encourage women to participate in activities

  • Build rapport and listen to women

  • Signpost women to Domestic Abuse Specialists for support

Reconnect Groups meet one morning per week in Antrim, Ballymena, Carrickfergus, Larne and Newtownabbey.

For full details click here: Reconnect Volunteer Role Profile

Read: Reconnect Postcard 

Refuge Volunteer 

Women and children come to Refuge at a point of crisis and often need a significant amount of support with safety planning and protection measures.  Refuge is a fast-paced environment and every day can be different.

 

Refuge staff and volunteers work together to ensure that refuge runs smoothly and women and children have access to the services and support they need.

 

Refuge Roles:

  • Welcome Volunteer

  • House Keeping Volunteer

  • Refuge Volunteer

 

What you will be doing: 

  • Provide a warm and welcoming environment for women and children in refuge

  • Help with housekeeping and cleaning of rooms

  • Plan and deliver social activities with women

  • Attend appointments with women

  • Provide childcare & support for mums

  • Build rapport and listen to women and children

For full details click here: Refuge Volunteer Role Profile

Read: Accommodation Leaflet

Court Support Volunteer 

Court Support is a service provided to women who are required to attend court on any issue relating to the domestic abuse they have experienced. Attending court can be a traumatic experience for women.

Women tell us that it has made a significant difference to know Women’s Aid ABCLN Court Support Volunteers are there to support them and they are not alone. 

What you will be doing: 

  • Arrange a pre-court visit for women, if required

  • Accompany women to court and meetings with solicitor or barrister

  • Access a designated waiting room and refreshments  

  • Build rapport and listen to women

  • Clarification of information throughout the process

  • Signpost women to Domestic Abuse Specialists for additional needs-led support

For full details click here: Court Support Volunteer Role Profile

Download your Volunteer Application here:

Volunteer Application Form

For more information YOU CAN contact us on 028 25 632136 :

Telephone:  028 25 632136

Email: volunteering@womensaidabcln.org

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