New opportunities available now.

At Swansea Women’s Aid we welcome the involvement of volunteers as their input allows us to provide more opportunities and better services for women and children. What can be gained from volunteering?

  • Improve job opportunities
  • Invaluable work experience
  • Helps build self confidence and self esteem
  • Training opportunities
  • Meet new people and make new friends
  • Put existing strengths and skills to good use

What we ask from our volunteers?

  • To be committed, reliable and trustworthy
  • Empathy with our mission and aims
  • Enthusiasm
  • Respect and confidentiality

Have not accessed any domestic abuse provision for at least the last year.

Current Volunteering Opportunities

Evening Outreach Volunteers 

Do you feel passionate about empowering and supporting women? Are you vigilant, considerate and compassionate?

Would you like a hands-on role where you can help support vulnerable adults in the local community?

Swansea Women’s Aid are recruiting volunteers to work with our SWAN (Support, Wellbeing, Advocacy and Enablement) Team as Evening Outreach Volunteers. Volunteers will also work alongside other local agencies to assist in delivering our city centre evening outreach support.

What is the SWAN Project?

The SWAN Project supports women who are sex working in Swansea. We provide practical and emotional support and aim to improve the safety and wellbeing of women accessing the service.

For information about the project see here.

What does the role involve?

The role involves assisting in delivering our evening outreach session. The outreach sessions involve visiting areas of Swansea known for street sex work and offering help, advice and provisions to any sex workers who would like to engage with the service.

Duties could involve:

  • Handing out food, drinks and other supplies
  • Recording information
  • Assisting SWAN team members with any other duties

Volunteer Criteria

We are looking for volunteers who can commit to at least one outreach session a month year-round. The sessions take place on Monday and Thursday evenings between 19:00 – 23:00 (please note, shifts may run over occasionally in a crisis situation).  Due to the delicate and sensitive nature of this role we have a set of criteria that we need all potential volunteers to meet.

  • Are a female aged 20 years old or over.
  • Understand SWA aims, values and mission.
  • Are organised, inclusive, friendly, open, confident and have a calm manner.
  • Understand the importance of, and be able to maintain boundaries.
  • Are able to think on your feet and if necessary be able to give clear definite instructions
  • Have good interpersonal skills, are intuitive and sensitive.
  • Are able to travel to and from Swansea.
  • Have not accessed any domestic abuse provision for at least 1 year.

A further desirable quality is having previous experience of working with sex workers or vulnerable adults, in an employment or voluntary basis.

Before volunteering commences you will receive extensive training to ensure that you are prepared for the role. This training will take place across three sessions scheduled on 5th August 18:00 – 21:00, 10th August 10:00 – 13:00 and 12th August 18:00 – 21:00.

It is vital that all sessions are attended by volunteers as completion of training is mandatory before beginning the role.

If you meet the criteria, are able to attend all 3 training sessions and would like to volunteer please fill in the form below and send it to volunteering@swanseawa.org.uk.

SWAN Volunteer Registration Form

 

Closing date: Friday 19th July