Apply to volunteer Your Name* First Last Your Address* Street Address City ZIP / Postal Code Your Phone Number*Your Email Address Are you over the age of 18?* Yes No Your Occupation (if any) Can you offer 4 hours volunteering per week? Yes No Please gave hours and days available:Can you drive? Yes No Do you have access to a car? Yes No Why do you want to volunteer with Women's Aid?PLEASE NOTE: Women who have used the services of Women’s Aid can go on to make excellent volunteers and put a lot back into the organisation. However, we ask that women who are interested in applying are away from the service for at least a year before applying to volunteer with us. Have you used Women’s Aid service within the last year? Yes No Which service(s) did you use? Please provide dates?Which areas of the Women’s Aid work are you most interested in volunteering in?* Admin: minute taking, emails, phonecalls, photocopying etc IT & Design: publicity, website, online forums Working one to one with women: befriending, personal development Planning & organising a programme: social & recreational activities Running specific sessions according to your skills eg: baking, art, music Facilitating programme and delivering personal development sessions Fitness: walking, swimming etc Fundraising events/collections Awareness raising stands/talks/campaigns Clerical/admin support of resource centre Working in refuge Childcare in community/resource centres Homework Support Club Networking & promoting services Please choose at least one optionWhich area(s) are you able to volunteer in? Bangor (and surrounding areas) Newtownards (and surrounding rural areas) Have you any previous experience of volunteering? If so, please state when and where:Volunteer TrainingVolunteer training is an important part of the process of becoming a volunteer with Women’s Aid. The training gives you the opportunity to find out about the organisation and the role you will play within the Organisation. It also gives us the chance to get to know you and find the right ‘fit’ for you as a volunteer. After training has been completed we are asking volunteers to commit to six months volunteering in the project to help sustain the work and support the women effectively. We also ask that Volunteers can commit to 4 hours volunteering per week. Do you have any particular skills you would bring to your volunteering role and would be happy to contribute?For example: court/arts/crafts/awareness raising etcSkills & ExperiencePlease tick the skills/experience that you have and mark if you would like to develop your skills/experience in these areas. Working as part of a team Organising events/programmes Making telephone calls Sending and replying to emails Using online forums/websites Speaking in front of small groups Speaking in front of larger groups Facilitating groups Chairing meetings Keyholding responsibilities Taking minutes Written communication skills Understanding of domestic violence Understanding of mental/emotional health issues Looking after petty cash/receipts Researching issues/news stories/current affairs Working with self esteem, confidence building, assertiveness Experience & knowledge of issues affecting women Working at front desk/reception/office environment Working in a residential setting Experience of working with vulnerable women and children Experience of working with children Please gave ages of children you have experience working with: The following question relates to applicants volunteering in support roles: Is there any reason why you cannot work with vulnerable adults or children?All volunteers / staff providing support to women or children will be asked to undergo an Access NI check before starting. Please be advised, when training is complete you will be asked to declare if you have any convictions that are not “protected” as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders (Exceptions) (Northern Ireland) Order 1979, as amended in 2014. This information will only be seen by nominated officers.How did you hear about volunteering with Women’s Aid? Newspaper Advertisment Online Volunteering Centre Women's Group Church Group Family Member Colleague Friend ReferencesPlease nominate two referees who have known you for at least two yearsReferee 1Referee 1 - Name* First Last Referee 1 - Address*Referee 1 - Phone*How do they know you?Referee 2Referee 2 - Name* First Last Referee 2 - Address*Referee 2 - Phone*How do they know you?PhoneThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.