Helpline Volunteer (Female Only)

Womankind, Bristol Women's therapy centre
Contract Type: 
Part Time
3 hrs per week, plus monthly supervision hours
Contract Details: 
Volunteer Position, 3 hours per week.
Details of Role: 

Be a part of an amazing group of women supporting women. 

Womankind is an established charity helping hundreds of women every year to improve their mental health and wellbeing.  Our wonderful volunteers are the backbone of our organisation.  We need you!

Whether you‘re looking for job experience, a sense of community, to learn or develop new skills, or just because you are passionate about helping other women…

Helpline Volunteers

Our Helpline volunteers offer confidential listening support (via telephone and webchat) to any woman on any issue, including domestic and sexual abuse and mental health issues. Volunteers commit to one 3-hour Helpline shift per week once they have completed our comprehensive training programme. You will also have weekly support from the service coordinator and monthly group supervision with your fellow volunteers.

What you will need - excellent communication and interpersonal skills, ability to listen to others, non-judgmental attitude, the ability to empathise with others, commitment, consistency, reliability and patience.

What volunteers say

“Being a befriender has truly changed my life and the way I relate to people”

 “The training has given me the toolkit I need to be a good listener and to motivate my befriendee to live her best life and move on from her past. I can't recommend Womankind enough!”

“A truly worthwhile cause, befriending for Womankind is great because I can see the effects that I’m having with my befriendee for myself. “

“Womankind is doing amazing and essential work for women and I am incredibly proud to have the opportunity to be involved.”

“Womankind is an amazing organisation, providing amazing services for women. If you’re thinking of volunteering for them, I’d definitely recommend it.”

Closing Date: 
Monday, 30 September, 2019 - 12:00
How to Apply: 

For more information and an application pack please email or phone the Womankind helpline on 0117 9166461 to leave a message for Rae or Laura.

Contact Person: 
Rae Pears
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 
03454582914 or 01179166461
Postal Address: 
Womankind 3rd Floor, Brunswick Court Brunswick Square Bristol BS2 8PE