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Whether you would like to volunteer in our offices, work directly with victims and survivors or independently as one of our Champions, there are lots of ways to support our work and make a difference to survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence. All our volunteering opportunities are based in Sheffield, Barnsley, North Yorkshire or York.

Most of our volunteers commit to a regular work pattern, supporting their local team during the working week. Roles range from direct client work to behind the scenes support. Roles can include delivering groupwork, peer mentoring, one-off projects, administration duties, fundraising, and social media support.

Our volunteer roles are limited because we want to make sure that all our volunteers get the support they need to do a great job while developing their own skills. By becoming a volunteer, you can really help IDAS make a difference to the people we support.

How do I apply?

To become a volunteer or Champion with IDAS you can complete the online application form below. You will then be directed to complete two online training modules which take around 45 minutes each. We will then contact you by phone or email to talk to you about the volunteering opportunities available. You may then be invited to an information session or an informal interview before joining our training or induction programme.

Apply to be a volunteer now

What else can I expect?

We care about offering the best service we can, this means ensuring you are well trained and supported and that the people we work with have a positive and safe experience. This process involves telephone and face-to-face interviews, on-going training, reference requests and police checks for those aiming to work directly with our clients.

If you need to ask further questions regarding our volunteering opportunities or need some additional support to get started on your volunteering journey, please get in touch.

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