Leeway Domestic Violence and Abuse Services are a specialist domestic abuse charity and currently support over 8,000 adults, children and young people every year throughout Norfolk and Waveney. It is our primary aim to offer advice, support and information to anyone who has experienced or is currently experiencing domestic abuse. Volunteers are an important and valued part of Leeway, and below we outline what you can expect when you apply to become a Leeway volunteer.
I’m interested in volunteering for Leeway, what sort of roles can I help with?
We have numerous opportunities available in different areas of the charity. This could include volunteering in the safe houses, administration, providing workshops, working with children, marketing or helping with our social media. It depends on what we currently have available at our locations across Norfolk and Waveney.
Our current opportunities are available on Do It, and updated regularly.
I’m not sure what role to apply for – can I apply for any position?
We prefer you to select a role you are interested in because we want you to enjoy your volunteering and feel comfortable in how you are helping us. Our opportunities do change from time to time, but if you can’t see something which inspires you, it is always worth getting in touch with us to discuss how you may be able to help, before completing an application form.
I have previous experience of domestic abuse – can I apply?
Whilst we very much welcome applications from people with their own experience of domestic abuse and acknowledge that they can bring a wealth of knowledge and understanding to our organisation, you are unable to volunteer with Leeway if you have experienced domestic abuse within the last two years. You could search Do-it, the national volunteering database, for relevant opportunities in other local organisations. If you need support, contact us on 0300 561 0077 or find out how we can help.
Can I apply to volunteer with Leeway if I am under the age of 18?
Unfortunately, we can only accept volunteers over the age of 18 years. Check out Do-it, the national volunteering database, for opportunities in other organisations for under 18’s.
I’d like to volunteer with Leeway – how do I apply?
Take a look at our current opportunities on Do-it before downloading a copy of our Volunteer Application Form.
I’ve submitted my application – what happens next?
What support can I expect to receive from Leeway whilst volunteering?
Leeway provide support and guidance whilst you are volunteering and we will ensure that you have everything you need to be able to undertake your volunteer role. You are invited to any training sessions or talks that we organise during the year, to ensure that your knowledge is up-to-date. In addition to that, you can expect:
My question wasn’t answered on this page – is there someone I can speak to?
If you have a question or would like more information about any aspect of volunteering with Leeway, please feel free to contact us using any of the methods listed below:
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