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Be part of a new volunteer team with Wearside Women in Need.
Applications are now available for women who want to offer their skills and time to support the in-house activities of WWIN.
o Attend appointments with service users
o Support women when attending court
o Help with admin tasks, such as data input on to On Track
o Support fundraising events
o Attend Community events promoting WWIN services
o Support refuge activities such as assisting women to complete housing applications and access local services.
Closing date for applications is Friday 25th January 2019
Forms are available from our head office.
Wearside Women in Need
28 Bridge House
For further information please speak to Jud Hindess 0191 416 3550 or 0191 323 3050
Volunteering role description
The new volunteering role is an exciting undertaking to support WWIN’s business model.
Wearside Women in Need (WWIN) are a feminist organisation who work in the borough of Sunderland. The aim of the service is to offer women who experience domestic abuse support and advice to emancipate and steer change.
As an organisation we maintain a needs lead approach, listening to women who access our service. We work with partner services across the City to identify safeguarding measures to prevent further harm.
Principal programmes WWIN run include a free helpline, refuge accommodation and 1-2-1 appointments. Our Independent Domestic Violence Advocates (IDVA’s) are based in our City centre office. IDVA’s work in Sunderland Royal hospital and offer advocate support in GP practices. IDVA’s offer support to women dealing with cyber stalking and social media abuse, accompany women when attending court and provide duty cover for women need immediate advice. Volunteers will be integrated into WWIN’s In-House services.
We aim to train 5 women as Volunteers, if you feel you have the following qualities please complete an application form.
Availability: - 4 hours (min per week)
- Live or work in Wearside
Experience: - Team work
- Dealing with local services e.g.: housing, benefit office and health services.
- Handle confidential information
- 1-2-1 support
Skills: - Effective interpersonal skills, listening and empathy
- Good reading and writing ability
- Basic ICT and data input
- Drive (useful but not essential)
Training: - Willingness to attend training
- Become a Ask Me Ambassador
Successful applicants will be provided with In House training and 1-2-1 support throughout the period you are an active volunteer with WWIN.