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Want to help?
Here's what we need

  • Commit to 3 hours of your time a week
  • Undertake a minimum level of training:
  • The centre has it's own in-house Induction Training session - so you can get to know more about the centre and how things work
  • Depending on your volunteer role, other training available includes: Values Workshop, Equality and Diversity, Telephone Training & Listening Skills.
  • Voluntary organisations in Stockport are supported by Stockport Council in their training of volunteers.
“With the experience I gained at the Women’s Centre I managed to shape my skills and got a full time job working for a Mental Health Charity.”

We arrange access to the following learning:

  • Domestic Abuse Awareness
  • Safeguarding Everyone
  • Protection of Vulnerable Adults
  • Confidentiality in the Workplace
  • Equality and Diversity in the Workplace
  • Understanding Trauma

“I created a portfolio of my achievements, which I found very beneficial. It was very useful in helping me consider what further training I may have been in need of.”
We have a range of volunteer roles

Volunteering Roles

Counsellors

Qualified volunteers help us to deliver counselling and psychotherapy.  Students on placement are a vital part of the Counselling team. (See Placements for more details)

“I want to be able to use my experiences to help and advise other women.”
Drop-In

The centre has a number of weekly drop-in sessions, where women can come to the centre to find out about what we do. It's the first step in accessing any of the services available.
Do you find it easy to talk to people?Are you a good listener?Have you got a background, or work experience, in mental health or any kind of support work?Have you had any past experiences yourself of dealing with domestic abuse, low self-esteem, anxiety, or , indeed, any of life's difficulties?

  • Do you find it easy to talk to people?
  • Are you a good listener?
  • Have you got a background, or work experience, in mental health or any kind of support work?
  • Have you had any past experiences yourself of dealing with domestic abuse, low self-esteem, anxiety, or , indeed, any of life's difficulties?

“Definitely useful and rewarding to work for a group of people that are passionate about helping others.”
Administration

The office volunteers at the centre share the work behind all of the processes and procedures that support the centres services:

  • Have you any experience of working as part of ta team in an office, or at a reception desk?
  • Are you comfortable using the telephone?
  • Have you used Microsoft 365?
  • Are you organised and methodical?
“I returned to work following a bout of depression. I felt confident to tackle work - based problems.”
Creative Craft Group Facilitator

The centre holds 3 creative craft sessions every week. There's a great range of materials and equipment available, and we aim to provide space for women to enjoy the therapeutic benefit that being creative brings:

  • Have you knowledge of craft activities? - sewing, knitting, crochet, painting techniques, card-marking, model making & collages to name a few!
  • Have you any experience of working with groups?
“The Centre was verypro-active in helping and supporting their volunteers gain further skills.”
Complementary Therapists

The centre offers both 'taster' sessions and hour-long appointments for a range of complimentary therapies (examples include massage, Indian head massage, reiki, reflexology & Emotional Freedom Technique).

  • Are you a qualified practitioner?

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