Are you up for a new challenge?

WomenCentre offers a variety of volunteering opportunities, which can vary depending on what experience you have and what you want to do.

The centres in Halifax and Huddersfield both run volunteer-led drop in times for women. Volunteers will use listening, one to one support and advice and guidance skills to support women with a wide range of issues and needs.

We also provide opportunities for volunteering in specialist roles, for example as a counsellor, a learning mentor, as a board member or in administrative, fundraising or support work roles.

Many past volunteers have used the experience gained at our centres as a stepping stone to gaining employment or to accessing training or further education.

Types of volunteering roles may include

  • Supporting reception staff
  • Helping with admin and office duties
  • Helping women with filling in forms such as housing and benefits
  • Supporting women over the phone
  • Attending court with women
  • Specialist volunteer roles such as counsellors, board members or fundraiser

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Offering help and support to a woman when she doesn’t know where to turn is a rewarding experience that could help someone turn their life around.

What we can offer you

  • Training & support
  • Equality & respect
  • Recognition & appreciation
  • An opportunity to give back to the community
  • Increased confidence to work in a professional organisation

What we look for in volunteers

  • Commitment in supporting vulnerable women
  • Good listening and communication skills
  • Confidence to work pro-actively
  • Reliability and punctuality

If you would like to join our team of amazing volunteers, please contact us: phone 01422 386500 or email