Volunteers

Volunteers

Our team of dedicated volunteers give their time and skills to help our vital work. They make a huge difference to Refuge.

We need your support

Refuge relies on the goodwill of dedicated individuals to continue its work supporting women and children experiencing domestic violence.

We would not be able to deliver our life-saving and life-changing services without the support of our volunteers.

I want to volunteer – how can I help?

There are a number of ways you can help as a volunteer at Refuge, helping to create a world free from domestic violence. Refuge is currently recruiting volunteers in the following areas:

  • National Domestic Violence Helpline (run in partnership with Women’s Aid)
  • Working with women and children in our services
  • Office work, supporting key business activities in our Tower Hill (London) office

For more information about volunteering for Refuge, please see our current vacancies.

What do we offer volunteers?

  • An opportunity to contribute to the work of the country’s leading domestic violence organisation
  • An opportunity to develop skills in a specialist area, e.g. fundraising or communications
  • An opportunity for personal and professional development
  • Volunteers will receive travel expenses
  • References can be provided on request

What do we expect from volunteers?

  • A commitment to Refuge’s values and principles
  • A commitment to work for the time period specified by the volunteering role (usually three months)

Frequently asked questions

Equality and diversity

Refuge is committed to equality and diversity. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment and applies to both volunteers and paid staff.

Read more about our commitment to equality and diversity here.