Volunteer With Us
Volunteer with Trust House Reading
If you feel passionately about supporting people affected by rape and sexual abuse then we would be delighted to hear from you. We offer you training, on-going support and supervision and have a wide range of roles available so you can support our services in a way that suits you.
All volunteers have to successfully complete the Trust House Reading recruitment process and complete Trust House Reading’s specialist training programme, induction and trial period before being accepted as volunteers. Their work is monitored, supported and supervised by the Volunteer Coordinator.
If you would like to apply to be a volunteer please download the relevant application form and return the completed form to [email protected].
If you would like to find out more about what it’s like to volunteer with Trust House Reading, please read some of our volunteer profiles.
Volunteer Roles –
Helpline Volunteers: Trust House Reading provides a confidential helpline service to victims/survivors of rape and sexual abuse. Helpline volunteers are a key part of this service, and we value their contribution. Helpline volunteers aim to support victims/survivors of rape and sexual abuse by providing a safe space to talk and share their feelings and needs; by providing information and signposting to other relevant organisations/services; and by referring the clients to Trust House Reading’s different services.
Counselling Volunteers: Trust House Reading provides a confidential counselling service. The volunteer counsellor will be responsible for providing professional and confidential counselling to clients of Trust House Reading. We work with victims/survivors of rape and sexual abuse and their family members in Berkshire. We offer volunteer counsellor roles in our adult services (for clients aged 18 and over) and our children and young people’s services. Within our children’s services, there is also the opportunity to volunteer as a play therapist. For further information about the volunteer play therapist role, contact Caroline Walker, Lead Children and Young Person’s Counsellor (CYPSer[email protected]). Please use the application form below for both the volunteer counsellor and the volunteer play therapist roles for our children and young people’s services.
ISVA Support Volunteers: Trust House Reading’s ISVA service offers flexible and practical forms of support in the immediate aftermath of sexual violence and also in historical cases. Our ISVA volunteers support our ISVA in the provision of this service and work to empower and encourage victims and survivors of rape and sexual abuse to have their voice heard.
Office Support Volunteers: We are always looking for volunteers to help ensure the smooth running of the office and to provide administrative support to the Trust House Reading team in order for staff and volunteers to provide an effective service to clients.
Other Volunteer Roles:
- Fundraising Volunteer
- Communication and Marketing Volunteer
- IT Support Volunteer
For more information on volunteering please contact:
Michelle Dexter, Volunteer Coordinator, [email protected]