To support women who are victims/survivors of domestic abuse in group support sessions or one to one over the telephone. To support women in a safe environment to feel comfortable to speak about their experiences or feelings, to make friends, build confidence and gain support from others who have been through similar experiences.
As a volunteer for The Cornforth Partnership, you will be joining a team of passionate and supportive people who want to make a difference to the lives of people in their community. We are currently in the process of setting up a network of weekly, domestic abuse, peer support groups around the region and are looking for passionate volunteers to help to set up and run local groups. Groups are held for around an hour a week and where possible we will have at least two volunteers at each group. Groups should be supportive and friendly and will focus on empowerment, making friends, building confidence and supporting each other.
We are also recruiting volunteers to offer one to one telephone support to those who do not yet feel confident enough to attend group sessions. This involves making a telephone call to one of our clients every week to offer a friendly chat and a listening ear.
Friendly, welcoming, non-judgemental and a passion to help others. Full training will be provided.
The Cornforth Partnership are based at 66-70 High Street, West Cornforth, DL17 9HS, however, our support groups cover many area in County Durham. Currently we are working on building groups in Spennymoor, Ferryhill, Newton Aycliffe, Willington, Shildon and Coxhoe. Support can also be provided from home over the phone.
Anyone is welcome to attend the accredited and fully funded training offered which includes our award winning domestic abuse training 'Hearts and Minds' and a level two award in peer mentoring, both delivered over 1 week.
Any other training relevant to the role.
As a volunteer for The Cornforth Partnership, you will be welcomed into a fantastic team who work together for the good of the community.