We are proud to share that in 2015/2016 the sarac Volunteer Team won the Volunteer Star Awards from Support Staffordshire in recognition of their valuable contribution and commitment to supporting survivors of sexual abuse. In 2017, sarac also received a special recognition award.
Due to the nature of our work, volunteering can be challenging at times, but it is an extremely rewarding experience. Our services rely greatly on committed volunteers in order to provide a consistent service to survivors of sexual abuse.
- Have the ability to listen and empathise with others?
- Have reliability and commitment?
- Have good communication skills?
- Have a willingness to be open and learn?
- Want a meaningful volunteering opportunity?
If you answered yes, then please get in touch; we would love to hear from you!
There are endless reasons why people volunteer. Here is what our volunteers have told us; they do it:
- to gain life skills and experience;
- to be part of a good cause;
- to enhance their CV and job prospects;
- to make a valuable contribution to the lives of others (the feeling is like no other); and/or
- because it has been recommended as being a great place to volunteer.
Hear from Our Volunteers
“Being a volunteer is such a privilege; being able to listen to clients who need support for the effects of their experiences and seeing their progression week by week is so rewarding. The clients are so appreciative of the time and dedication you can give them, and being able to help them to find their own way to move forward has shown me that working together really can make a difference. We shouldn’t undervalue the ability we have to make a positive change to someone else’s life.”
“I feel privileged to be part of the incredible work at sarac. Since completing my training, I have been supported to develop my skills to offer the best support I can to our clients. The knowledge and passion of the staff team is an inspiration and I learn so much from them every session.”
“I cannot recommend the organisation highly enough; with such a robust training programme, mentoring and regular support sessions from professionals, volunteering feels like you are part of a large extended family!”
sarac is committed to ensuring that no volunteer or volunteer applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, sex, religion, marital status, nationality, ethnic origin, age, disability or sexual orientation.
If you have any enquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us through our office on 01283 535110.
Please do not contact the helpline for volunteer enquiries, as the purpose of this line is to provide emotional support for clients only.