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About Us

Vacancies

RSVP is an award winning, long established and well respected specialist charity supporting children and adults of all genders following rape, sexual abuse and sexual exploitation. We are a vibrant, growing organisation. We believe survivors. We are bold and will go the extra mile to support survivors. We are big hearted, showing the empathy that survivors deserve and need. If you fit these values then we would love to hear from you!

 

We’re looking for volunteer counsellors

We are looking for counsellors to join the team on a voluntary basis to support survivors of sexual abuse; as a charity the contribution of volunteers to our work is so valuable.  We welcome applications from both qualified and student counsellors; there are 10 spaces available and training will commence in June 2019. Unfortunately, we do not accept students on distance learning courses, qualified counsellors who have undertaken a distance learning course, or those who do not hold a degree or diploma in counselling or psychotherapy, unless currently studying for a degree or diploma in counselling or psychotherapy.

To apply please complete the application form below and return to info@rsvporg.co.uk by Monday 6 May, 5pm.

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Placement Volunteer Cover letter

 

Volunteers

We always welcome volunteers in a variety of roles and as well as our counselling and helpline volunteer opportunities we are open to volunteers  assisting us with:

– Fundraising- could you set up a ‘RSVP Fundraising Friends’ group at your school, college, University, workplace or community to organise?

– Social media tasks- could you assist us to create and post engaging content on social media to raise awareness of RSVP and the impact of sexual trauma?

–  Writing blogs- could you write short blogs for our website to help us highlight our work and increase awareness about sexual abuse?

– Administration – could you spare some time to complete filing, improve the organisation within RSVP and help us develop a stock and control system for stationery and publicity material?

– Anything else- if you have a way you’d like to assist that isn’t mentioned above then please get in touch and we’d be pleased to discuss it with you.

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There is no closing date for these vacancies. Please complete and return the application form (marking for the attention of Lisa Thompson, CEO) to: info@rsvporg.co.uk

If you believe survivors and deliver bold and big-hearted support, we would love to hear from you!

If you have any questions about these fabulous volunteer opportunities please email: info@rsvporg.co.uk and mark for the attention of Lisa Thompson, CEO.

 

Helpline Volunteers

The helpline is an essential service to provide support to telephone helpline callers. The helpline is operated by fully trained volunteers who work a weekly 3 hour shift and we ask that all volunteers commit for at least 6 months. The helpline is open 7 days a week.

The key tasks for this role include active listening and non-judgemental support to provide emotional support and promote RSVP’s services, signpost to other relevant agencies and keep confidentiality in line with RSVP’s policies and procedures.

The qualities we are looking for in an applicant include a non-judgemental and empathic approach with good boundaries around confidentiality and time keeping. Someone who is emotionally resilient and has excellent telephone and verbal skills as well as the ability to record information accurately is essential.

Training will be provided and successful applicants will need to complete five full days before they can begin to support survivors on the helpline.

The next scheduled training dates are:

Wednesday 5th June 2019 10am-4pm

Wednesday 12th June 2019 10am-4pm

Wednesday 19th June 2019 10am-4pm

Wednesday 26th June 2019 10am-4pm

Wednesday 3rd July 2019 10am-4pm

Role Description for Helpline Volunteer

Helpline application form

Please download and read the documents above.

Contact Mark Sisterson, Helpline Team Leader, on 0121 643 0301 option 1 if you have any queries.

Application for the June training need to be received no later than Sunday 12th May. Please complete and return the application form to: info@rsvporg.co.uk

If you believe survivors and deliver bold and big-hearted support, we would love to hear from you!