From tin collections, to support with activities for the women and children in refuge and within the community, our volunteers continue to be the heartbeat of our work.


Volunteering at The Haven

Volunteers enable us to do more and reach more people. Without them, the impact of what we do would not be the same. We encourage individuals who are passionate about women’s rights, ending violence against women and girls and making a difference, to join our team and help us shape a better future. We support, champion and work in partnership with other organisations, recognising that we can achieve more when we work together.

Why volunteer for us?  

Explore new opportunities:

Volunteering for us will provide you will all kinds of opportunities in a number of areas including working directly with service users in refuges, community support, women’s activities, counselling, administrative and support to the business team, and fundraising.

make a difference:

Volunteering for us is a great way to develop an interest in women’s issues and most importantly help support the women and children in our refuges across the city. You will get to meet new people and will become actively involved with the local community.

develop new skills:

Volunteering for us will enable you to develop new employability skills that can help you stand out.  Some of our volunteer roles will also require you to attend our award-winning CPD accredited Domestic Abuse awareness training, as well as training on other related issues.

Volunteer Impact

2019/2020 Impact report

volunteers from local corporate businesses supported us this year.

total value of volunteer support hours in pounds.

hours of volunteering from individuals in the local community.

Volunteer Stories – Stephanie

Volunteer Stories – Stephanie

Aged 17, Stephanie was staying in one of The Haven’s refuges with her mum and young sister. She was in and out of employment and worked in bars until the age of 21. She was fed up of ‘pulling pints’ and wanted to pursue a more meaningful career and give something back...

Volunteer Stories – Justin

Volunteer Stories – Justin

Justin chose to volunteer at The Haven because he had been reading a lot about women’s rights. Justin’s background was in IT and he volunteered at the Women’s Resource Centre by helping service users with IT skills. Justin used his time volunteering as an opportunity...

Volunteer Stories – Linda

Volunteer Stories – Linda

Linda is originally from Latvia  and has been living in England for over 6 years with her young daughter Liene. Her Partner was controlling and manipulative. He had a history of drug and alcohol abuse. Linda said that their relationship was toxic and he had not only...

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