Independent choice relies on dedicated volunteers; there are different roles within the Organisation, such as Helpline Operators, Fundraising, Administrators and Trustees. Volunteers come from a diverse range of backgrounds, with their own set of unique skills, knowledge and experiences. They are all committed to supporting victim/survivors of domestic abuse.
If you are interested in volunteering with us and would like more information, please phone
The Greater Manchester Domestic Abuse Helpline
The Greater Manchester Domestic Abuse Helpline is supported by a team of dedicated trained volunteers. We rely greatly on women volunteering their time to help staff the Helpline. Our volunteer programme will involve full training and support from staff and experienced volunteers.
The Greater Manchester Domestic Abuse is open Monday to Friday 10am until 4pm. We ask that potential volunteers are able to give a minimum of one shift (3 hours) per week, either morning or afternoon.
On the Helpline you will be providing a confidential service for those effected by domestic abuse and to professionals needing support around issues relating to domestic abuse. We can give advice/options around safety planning, legal options such as civil or criminal sanctions, housing options, emotional support, safeguarding children and support in accessing refuge.
What we are looking for
We are looking for volunteers who:
- Have an interest or passion in working with domestic abuse
- Non-judgemental attitude
- Good listening skills
- Dedicated and motivated to learning
- Remain calm and professional under pressure and can handle difficult situations
- Additional languages welcome
If you would like to volunteer or get more information on volunteering please get in touch Monday to Thursday and speak with a Volunteer Co-ordinator
We raise funds to support the services that Independent Choices provides. We have organised raffles, sponsored events, swims, runs, skydives, swishing parties, theatre events, quizzes, and prize donations from businesses. We meet over a coffee about every six weeks in central Manchester. Come along and meet others and have some fun getting involved.
Board of trustees volunteers
We operate with a voluntary Board of Trustees. We meet on weeknights on a six weekly basis, just outside of Manchester city centre. The role of a trustee is to be responsible for guarding the vision and values of the organisation.
Some of the duties it may include are; to ensure that the organisation pursues its objects as defined in its governing document, to safeguard the good name and values of the organisation and to ensure the effective and efficient administration of the organisation and to ensure the financial stability of the organisation.
What we are looking for
We are looking for women to join the board of trustees who have:
- Commitment to the organisation
- Willingness to devote the necessary time and effort
- Good, independent judgement
- Ability to think creatively
- Ability to work effectively as a member of a team
- A wide range of backgrounds
- We are particularly interested in recruiting women from a BAME background