The work of a volunteer is varied and interesting.
As a volunteer you will be offered full training. On completion of this you will have the opportunity to:
- Work with women, children and young people
- Support and facilitate activities in the Refuge and Resource Centre
- Take part in fundraising activities
- Help with administrative work
There are a number of reasons why people choose to become a Volunteer:
- Using talents and experience to help others
- Learning new skills with training provided
- Trying something different
- Being a valued member of a team
- Having a sense of personal achievement
- Having the satisfaction of seeing results
- Meeting new people and sharing experiences with others.
Women’s Aid endeavours to offer all its Volunteers a worthwhile Volunteering experience and you can expect from us:
- Training opportunities (accreditation)
- Experience and References
- Advise and feedback through a Volunteer Coordinator
- Thanks and recognition
In return for providing a worthwhile Volunteering experience, we ask of you:
- Regular commitment
- To adhere to Women’s Aid policies
- For a positive attitude
Volunteers should give four hours per week in any field; however, this is flexible. They are also encouraged to take part in fundraising activities within the organisation.
Some quotes from current Volunteers:
I enjoy volunteering with Women’s Aid, being part of a support network and seeing women becoming empowered to assert themselves in a positive way. I have made lots of friends and feel part of a community working together towards a common goal. Volunteer – Ballymena
Volunteering for Women’s Aid for me has built my confidence, self -esteem, and most important learning to trust again. Volunteering is very rewarding, beneficial and its very enjoyable and fun to be part of something so worthwhile. Ex-service User now Volunteer – Carrickfergus.
Ongoing training is available to all volunteers to support them in their work, and to help them update and extend their skills.
Applications can be obtained by contacting the administrator on:
- 028 256 32136
Or by writing to:
- The Administrator The Naomi Centre 2 Cullybackey Road Ballymena
Board of Director Member – Voluntary Position
Womens Aid Antrim, Ballymena, Carrickfergus, Larne and Newtownabbey (ABCLN) is currently seeking Voluntary members to join their Board of Directors. We are a diverse and committed team working co-operatively at a governance and strategic level to provide direction and assist our staff in providing services to women and children in the community affected by domestic violence.
The Board of Directors consists of individuals from a range of professional backgrounds with diverse skills and experience who are working to meet the challenges and opportunities in a changing environment.
We are seeking new members as we want to enhance our membership and build on existing skills and expertise. We are particularly seeking applications from women with experience in relation to:
The Board currently meet every other month and sub-groups are held on a quarterly basis. Meetings are mostly held in Antrim, however sometimes travel to our Ballymena office is required. Ideally you would give around 4 hours a month, which includes attendance at the Board meetings. Induction training will be provided. This is an unpaid voluntary position. Reasonable expenses will be paid.
To help you get to know our work, we are hosting an information session on Wednesday 22 August at 7pm in Grace House, Antrim for all prospective members. If you are interested in joining us, please complete the attached expression of interest form click here- Board Expression of Interest form and return by 19 August and also let us know if you will be joining us at the information session.