Volunteer

Ready to join our really lovely team of volunteers?

In order to deliver such a high level of support work, SATEDA is reliant on the good will and hard work of our amazing volunteers. Whether you’d like to gain experience for a new career path, you want to ‘give back’ some of your time to the community or you just want to get out of the house a little more, we’d like to hear from you.

Our volunteers help in all the services we provide, so there’s something for everyone — have a look below.

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Found something for you?

Register below and one of our wonderful volunteer coordinators (Tracy or Valerie) will be in touch with a few forms to complete. They’ll then get you all trained up so you’re ready to get started.

We can only do this work if we’re in it together — and we can’t wait to meet you!

By volunteering at SATEDA, you’ll:

  • Gain experience and transferable skills
  • Receive a variety of training
  • Enhance your CV
  • Meet new people
  • Build on your confidence and self-esteem
  • Develop a sense of purpose and play a part in dismantling systemic gender inequality

If you can’t donate your time, can you donate stationary?

Through Project Hope, we regularly send letters: symbols of love, connection and sisterhood, to women in English prisons. Why? Because we know 2 out of 3 women behind bars are survivors of domestic abuse, and some women receive very little or no post at all from the outside world.

We don’t want them to feel forgotten so we let them know they’re not alone, that their story is worth listening to and that people are thinking about them, on the other side of the walls they find themselves in.

If you can donate nice cards, paper, envelopes and stamps, please contact valerie.williams@sateda.org.

Thank you for helping us let them know they matter, one letter at a time.

Why volunteer?

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"During my time volunteering with SATEDA I have learnt so much and have encountered so many wonderful people. It has been a great honour to volunteer here and I will endlessly be inspired by it!"

Nataliia

Social Media Volunteer

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"When I went through it myself, I didn’t have help, and it was difficult. Now I use my own experience to help others going through the same thing by going to court with them, talking with them and keeping them company when cases get delayed."

Anonymous

Support 2 Court Volunteer

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"It's amazing to be part of this wonderful community."

Bunmi

Project Hope Coordinator Volunteer

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“I volunteer to help others to make sense of what they are feeling after domestic abuse and to reassure them that there is hope at the end of the tunnel.”

Mary

Volunteer

Employability Programme

All volunteers provide a vital service within charities, but our volunteers are different. Most of them have experienced domestic abuse, and they want to use their traumatic experiences to help others. The involvement of volunteers, with lived experience of domestic abuse, in all areas of service is delivery is what we believe sets SATEDA apart from other organisations.

Our volunteers will never forget what has happened to them, and we don’t ask them to. In fact some are still experiencing harassment from ex-partners, however they still choose to come along and help others. This in turn helps them to remember that they are valued, and worthy, their experiences were not their fault and they will not let their abusers hold them back any longer.

This is why our Employability Programme is so important. Just because someone has accessed a support worker, counselling, Freedom Programme, Power 2 Change, Own My Life or Support 2 Court, it doesn’t mean that they will never need support again. Working as a volunteer, and being supported by our wonderful volunteer coordinators offers them an ongoing part of their healing journey — a journey we take with them.