Providing support to people whose lives have been affected by domestic abuse

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We welcome voluntary support in all areas of the organisation:


Behind Closed Doors recognises the tremendous value that Volunteers bring to the organisation in carrying out the aims of the project and in supporting the people we work with.  Volunteers are an essential link in offering an end-to-end support service to people who are, or have, experienced domestic abuse.


We do our best to provide a placement that meets the needs of Behind Closed Doors but that also suits the needs of the Volunteer. To achieve this we do ask that Volunteers commit to a minimum of 6 hours per week (in a single block) for a minimum of 6 months after completing training and supported visits.



We currently offer 3 different Volunteer roles which offer direct contact with clients.


Click on the associated links to view the Role Description and Person Specification for each role:

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Volunteers may wish to consider developing Outreach Team skills, for which there is a greater time commitment required but this provides a valuable opportunity for anyone considering a career in the social care sector to develop essential skills and knowledge first-hand.


Outreach Volunteer Role Description


Outreach Volunteer Person Specification

Community Volunteer Role Description


Office Volunteer Role Description

Community Volunteer Person Specification


Office Volunteer Person Specification

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Applicant Recruitment Guide


Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

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