Volunteer at Housing for Women

We would not be able to continue to deliver our life-changing services to women and children without the support and dedication of volunteers. 

Our amazing volunteers provide us with their time, passion and energy, helping us to continue supporting vulnerable women. They make an enormous  contribution to our services by building bridges with our tenants and service users or supporting core operations at our Head Office. In return we offer volunteers meaningful roles with regular supervision and training opportunities that have a real impact on women's lives.

Why volunteer with Housing for Women?

  • gain new skills and confidence
  • enhance your CV and employability
  • meet new people
  • get training and support
  • make a difference!

We recruit volunteers in the following areas:

Office volunteers - Supporting our teams in Finance, Neighbourhood Services, Customer Services and Communications

Telephone Befrienders - Providing free friendship calls for our residents aged over 60, our telephone befriending service is delivered by volunteers. Befrienders phone residents at agreed times for a chat, providing friendly conversation and companionship on a regular basis to help prevent isolation and promote emotional wellbeing

Refuge volunteers (female only) - Working alongside staff in the refuges providing practical support to women and children fleeing domestic abuse

Student Placements - We work in partnership with a range of colleges and Universities to offer formal placements to students. Contact us if you would like do your placement with us, and we will check with your place of study how we can work together. Roles with direct contact with service users will be offered to female candidates only.

How many volunteers do you have?

During the last 12 months, we have recruited 34 new volunteers who have contributed 4,367 hours of hard work, effort, support and dedication

What our volunteers say

"Working at Reunite has been really rewarding. With supervision, I have learnt a lot working with people with complex issues as well as developed my interpersonal and active listening skills. My experience of conducting assessments and support plans for service users has been valuable in guiding my future practice. I am thankful for all the experiences I have had so far." - Hermela, Social work student

"I am really pleased I found an organisation like Housing for Women who are making a lot of difference in women’s lives. Housing for Women gave me, a return to work mum, the opportunity to develop, gain confidence in my abilities, and take the next steps into employment." - Dionne, Office volunteer.