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Fife Women’s Aid values the contribution of volunteers. They bring a range of skills and perspectives to the organisation and to their roles with women who have experienced domestic abuse. We encourage women from all sections of the community to volunteer.

Some of the benefits of volunteering are:

  • Gain confidence. Volunteering can help you gain confidence by giving you the chance to try something new and build a real sense of achievement.
  • Make a difference. Volunteering can have a real and valuable positive effect on people, communities and society in general.
  • Meet people. Volunteering can help you meet different kinds of people and make new friends.
  • Be part of a community. Volunteering can help you feel part of something outside your friends and family.
  • Learn new skills. Volunteering can help you learn new skills, gain experience and sometimes even qualifications.
  • Take on a challenge. Through volunteering you can challenge yourself to try something different, achieve personal goals, practice using your skills and discover hidden talents.
  • Have fun! Most volunteers have a great time, regardless of why they do it.

Please see below for information about the volunteering roles within the organisation and how to let us know you are interested.

Volunteer Befriending

A befriender is someone willing to take a few hours out of their week to spend one to one time with a woman who has experienced domestic abuse.

Befrienders empower women to become more independent. Examples of activities that befrienders can explore are:

  • Join an art class, college class or an exercise class
  • Accompany her for shopping or going for a coffee
  • Help find information and advice
  • Provide a listening ear when she needs support

If you are interested in finding out more, please call our Volunteer Coordinator on 01383 732289, email us at [email protected] or compete the attached application form.

Volunteer Application Pack – Application Form

Volunteer Counselling

Fife Women’s Aid counselling service provides one-to-one counselling to women affected by domestic abuse.

Working in a confidential setting, counsellors provide non directive support to clients to help them explore feelings, anxieties and life events that impact on their emotional wellbeing.

As a volunteer you will be fully supported by our trained counselling team, and training will be provided as required.

For the post of volunteer counsellor we require that you are qualified to Diploma Level or above; or are a student volunteer counsellor undertaking a recognised accredited counselling course.

If you are interested in finding out more please call our counselling team on 01383 732289, email us at [email protected] or complete the attached application form.

Volunteer Counsellor Application Form