Volunteering for NAPAC
We are now accepting applications for Support Team Volunteers. We are seeking people who are interested in giving 3-4 hours a week to join the NAPAC Support Team who run the NAPAC support line and other support services. Potential volunteers will need to be able to easily travel in to our new offices which are near Oval tube station.
The role of Support Team Volunteers
The Support Team Volunteers are the 'service' that NAPAC offers. Their role is to answer the NAPAC support line, and provide other support services, to men and women who have experienced any type of abuse during childhood. The role of the Support Team Volunteers includes:
- To listen and understand in a non-judgemental, objective way.
- To acknowledge that abuse will bring up various emotions for callers – and to normalise these.
- To signpost onto other organisations where callers are looking for further support.
- To support callers as they explore their circumstances during the call.
- To explore possible options that callers may take – empowering them to make their own choices, enabling them to move forward.
How NAPAC supports the Support Team Volunteers
- We provide a safe environment for you to work in.
- We provide regular monthy supervision to discuss your volunteering and any successes and difficulties.
- We provide two ongoing training days a year to cover more specific topics and issues that may arise from the support line.
- We also provide tea, coffee and biscuits (in case this helps you make your decision to volunteer with us!).
Does this sound like something you would like to do?
- The Application Form: Tells us why you are interested in volunteering for NAPAC and a little bit about yourself.
- The DBS Check Questionnaire: Helps us start the process of completing the police check (which everyone has to do before going on the NAPAC support line).
Once we have received both of these from you, we will invite you in for an informal chat so we can meet you and you can meet us.
Assuming we like each other, you will be invited to come along to our next set of training days.
Read the full role of the volunteers, then complete the Application Form and DBS Check Questionnaire and email them to Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org . Please note that we cannot offer a full counselling placement for students as we do not provide a counselling service. However there are many other benefits that we can offer including specialised training. For more information please download and read "Benefits for Trainee Counsellors".
- Role of Support Line Volunteers (PDF 29KB)
- Volunteer Application Form (Word document 100KB)
- DBS Check Questionnaire (Word document 79KB)
- Benefits for Trainee Counsellors (PDF 46KB)
- All downloads zipped (108KB)
We look forward to hearing from you!