Supporting Sister Volunteer

Chester le Street

Aspire recognises and values the enormous contribution made by our volunteers. We offer a number of meaningful volunteering opportunities with training and ongoing support to help you make the most of your time with us - Its a great way to meet new people, develop your skills, and boost your self confidence.

As part of our Supporting Sisters project at Aspire we aim to support the physical, mental and emotional well being of women so they can live the lives they want.

To do this we need to provide a safe, supportive environment in centre and more recently by phone and online, where women can engage with the different services we offer

Full training, support and mentoring will be provided for all roles.

Groups Lead / Support – Lead or support in a social or structured support group.

One to One Listener – Provide a confidential one to one listening service, support women who often have no one to share issues with , without the fear of being judged.

Telephone Befriender – Check In & Chat, a service for women who may be isolated or lonely.

Aspire Ambassador – Attend events and promote all Aspire has to offer.

Fundraising Group – develop, plan and execute fund raising ideas, to support celebration events for all Aspire wom


Depending on role the volunteer would work independently or in a small team, contributing to a variety of support services within our unique, award winning, women only service.

Skills & Qualities

Full training would be provided relating to role. All skills are valuable. Opportunities are continuously developing. Personal Qualities · To be reliable and consistent · To be able to maintain boundaries and service parameters · To be friendly and welcoming · To attend supervisions as required · To work within Aspires’ policies · To be able to work on own initiative · To express a non-judgemental attitude, with a considerate, empathetic and genuine nature

When & Where?

Aspire , Learning Well Being & Support .
Rear of Front Street
Chester le Street


Training and Support Offered/Expenses

Any out of pocket expenses paid
Support & Supervision

Volunteer Benefits

An exciting opportunity to be part of a Volunteer Lead Support Team. Women support other women to realise their full potential, encouraging them to live the lives they want to lead. A good grounding for those wanting to move into counselling, mental health, or social support work. Be part of shaping support service offered under a co-production model. Make a difference to women’s lives. Be welcomed into a strong supportive team of volunteers, who will support and work alongside you.

Other Information

Over 18 years of age. Specific role descriptors available on enquiry. Personal interview encouraged (online) to discuss interests and opportunities. Mandatory training develops into specific roles.

Type: Support Work, Mental Health, Victim Support, Mentoring/Befriending, Domestic Violence
Recognition of Quality Volunteer Experience

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