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Volunteer with JWA

Jewish Women’s Aid is proud to be a community organisation run by Jewish women, for Jewish women. We depend on volunteers to provide some of our core services and to help us make our voice heard. JWA would not be able to continue its vital work without our team of over 140 volunteers.

JWA’s volunteers have knowledge and understanding of domestic violence, together with knowledge of the practical and emotional impact of domestic violence within a Jewish home.  You will be offered training to enable you to undertake your role to the very highest professional standard.

JWA is currently recruiting volunteers in the areas below. If you are interested in volunteering, please email Lee, the JWA volunteer co-ordinator, or call 020 8445 8060. Lee will give you some more details about the current roles available and send you an application pack if you are interested. You’ll then need to complete an application form, attend an interview and provide references. You will also need to complete a DBS check. If you are accepted as a volunteer, specialist induction and training will be provided.

Here are the current volunteering roles at JWA (for more details click to download the role description):


Offer support to women experiencing abuse through our confidential free phone helpline open from Monday through to Thursday, 9.30am to 9.30pm (except bank holidays and festivals). Helpline shifts are three hours long and can be done from your own home.

Helpline Volunteer Role Description


Face to Face and Telephone Counselling

Use your counselling skills (all volunteers need to have at least a Diploma in counselling) to counsel women affected by abuse face to face and by telephone.

We are specifically looking for Manchester-based counsellors to volunteer for face to face work with our clients. If you know someone suitable, please ask them to email us at or call Lee or Anat in the office to discuss.

 Volunteer Counsellor Role Description

Volunteer Telephone Counsellor Role Description



Deliver sessions to young people in Jewish schools (years 7 – 11) on healthy, safe relationships.

Education Volunteer Role Description


Administration Volunteers

Provide vital administrative support to staff at head office, including computer based work.

Administration Volunteer Role Description


Awareness Raising

Organise events and campaigns to raise the profile of JWA and its vital work in the community

Awareness Raising Volunteer Role Description


All volunteers for JWA can expect the following benefits:

  • Induction and on going training
  • Regular supervision and support
  • Flexible approach to the time volunteers are able to commit
  • Paid expenses

JVN helps us to continue our work by supplying us with volunteers!