Aylesbury Vale Rape Crisis

Call us on 01296 392 468

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the time commitment?

Counsellors need to be available for approximately two to three hours a week. Support volunteers about two hours a week or fortnight. There will be occasional meetings for support and ongoing learning. We ask all our volunteers to give a few hours a year to local fundraising events

When do I need to be available?

Support volunteers need to be available Monday to Thursday during the day. Counsellors at various times of the day.

How long do you expect me to volunteer for?

There is no minimum requirement as we realise that your circumstances can change. To really learn and gain from your volunteering it is best if you can volunteer for at least two years.

Will I be expected to do anything apart from counsel or support clients?

All our volunteers are expected to assist a few times a year with local fundraising activities. All client contact volunteers must attend meetings held approximately once every two months. All volunteers are expected to maintain statistics and communicate with the manager.

What training will I receive?

There will be an initial in-house training course. Ongoing learning takes place at our meetings. All volunteer training is in-house.

Can I use my volunteering for my counselling course?

This will be subject to certain conditions and will require discussion.

Can I change from being a support volunteer to a counselling volunteer?

As you progress through your counselling training that is a possibility. As a support volunteer the skills and knowledge acquired will be very useful as a volunteer counsellor.

I have never been on a counselling course. Is there anything else that I can do to help?

We need volunteers to help us fundraise. This role would mainly involve participating in local fundraising events. If you have the time you can organise events. The time commitment is flexible depending on your other commitments.

Applying for a volunteering role

To apply for a volunteering role to please download the application form from here, fill it in and send it back to us either through email or by post. Then we will contact you.

Thank you for your interest

How to contact us

The service is self-referral. You can contact us by phone, post or email

By phone

Our telephone number is 01296 392468 If you leave a message on our voice mail we will return your call as soon as possible and discretion is assured. Our phone number cannot be obtained by dialling 1471. Other organisations can signpost women to contact us.

By post

Write to the following address; PO Box 1058 Aylesbury Bucks HP20 9JZ

By Email Form

If you contact us by email using our online form this is entered directly on the web. It does not leave a copy on the computer you are using. Please click here to use our contact form.

Using your email application

Please send an email to this address:support@avrc.org.uk

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PO Box 1058, Aylesbury.
HP20 9JZ
Registered Charity Number 1051608

Tel: 01296 392 468