Support Us Volunteering


The Haven Wolverhampton was established by two volunteers back in 1973 and since then we have continued to support the needs of our ever expanding volunteer base.

Volunteering at The Haven Wolverhampton is a fantastic way to make a difference to the lives of people in your local community. Not only can volunteering enrich the lives of those you support but it can also help you to develop new job skills, meet new people and have fun!

The Haven wolverhampton would not be able to continue to deliver its life changings services to women and children without the support and dedication of volunteers. We currently have over 100 volunteers who offer their support on a full or part time basis that help to keep our services running.

The Haven Wolverhampton has offered a supportive volunteer programme for many years. Not only does volunteering help The Haven Wolverhampton to improve its services but also offers individuals the opportunity to learn new skills, meet new people and can help to support emotional and professional growth.

All Haven volunteers receive Domestic Violence Awareness Induction Training and are given the opportunity to achieve a recognised level 3 OCNWMR qualification in ‘Working with Survivors of Domestic Violence’ after having completed 6 months of service.

Any offers of volunteering will be subject to an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau (CRB), two satisfactory references and completion of the Domestic Violence Awareness Induction Training.

Who can volunteer?

The Haven Wolverhampton welcomes applications from both male and female volunteers aged 16 or over. We aim to support volunteers with varying levels of ability providing supportive programmes in order to meet a range of needs.


How much time do I have to give?

We ask for a minimum commitment of 3 hours a week. You can choose when you want to volunteer, this can be during the week, on weekends or in the evenings.

Do I need to have any qualifications to become a volunteer?

You do not need any formal qualifications to become a Haven volunteer. Everyone can play a role in helping others whether you have specialist skills or would like to gain new skills.

What work can I do as a volunteer?

The Haven Wolverhampton has a range of volunteering opportunities available including:

  • Support Services
  • Women's activities
  • Resettlement
  • Working with children and young people
  • Administration
  • Charity Shop
  • Marketing
  • Events
  • Fundraising
  • Driver
  • Maintenance Handy Person

If you would like to become a Haven volunteer please complete a volunteer application form and send to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or for more information call 01902 572140.

The Haven Wolverhampton also provides volunteering opportunities for women aged 18 to 30 living in Europe through the European Voluntary Service (EVS) programme. We are credited as a hosting organisation – accreditation number 2012-GB-85. We are able to offer voluntary placements, which includes accommodation, for between 6 and 12 months. For further information please email any enquiries to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The Haven Wolverhampton is also able to provide volunteering placements for both male and female volunteers from across Europe through the European Training Service (ETS). ETS is funded as part of the Leonardo Project which is a European Commission incentive. To enquire about a placement through the ETS scheme please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Student Placements

Please note that the only placements we are currently able to offer are for students studying the Diploma in Social Work. In order to access this placement you will need to be actively engaged on this course. We offer between 4 to 6 placements a year. Please note that contact with The Haven Wolverhampton regarding a placement must be made by the College / University - not the student. We are able to offer placements in our refuges supporting victims of domestic violence as well as placements with outreach workers. To discuss placements please ask your tutor to contact us on 01902 572140 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it