You can really make a difference

We have lots of volunteering opportunities at WAIS. Volunteer with us and you'll be part of a dedicated team working to make a difference to the lives of women and children affected by domestic violence.


You'll get full training and the chance to make new friends, learn new skills, gain new experience and give something back to the community. 


Whatever your reasons, we'd love to hear from you.



If you want to find out more email Paula@wais.org.uk or call 07805 695752.



Opportunities ...

These are just some of our recent volunteering roles. They differ from time to time but this gives you a flavour or what we have on offer.


Stronger Families taxi Escort

Volunteers will travel alongside children aged 5 to 13 who are attending the ‘Stronger Families’ learning program, as part of a free transport service offered to women and children who have experienced abuse in the past.  Volunteers will use an account taxi service to collect children from, and drop them off to, their schools before and after their course sessions. Courses take place during term time.


IRIS Project Runner

To support the IRIS Project Advocate by travelling to various doctors’ surgeries within the city boundaries, replenishing leaflets and posters and collecting other paperwork. Developing ‘ GP floor plans’ for the project which will enable our service to be accessed more easily. Also giving any further administrative support that may be required on an ad hoc basis to the project leader.




IRIS Project Newsletter Editor

To support the IRIS Project Advocate by designing and producing a newsletter for partner agencies, informing them of the project’s current work and successes. Also giving any further administrative support that may be required on an ad hoc basis to the project leader. 




Helpline Advisor

To contribute to the provision of an advice and support service to women experiencing abuse who approach WAIS.  To liaise with appropriate agencies in order to meet individual needs, to promote the work of WAIS and to inform and advise agencies on appropriate responses to domestic violence issues. 


These posts are now full - the next recruitment round will be in the summer for the September/October volunteering course


WAIS Organisation Administration Volunteer

COMING SOON! Watch this space!

WAIS contact numbers:
Helpline: 0808 800 0340
Referrals: 0115 947 6490
Office: 0115 947 5257



Every minute one incident of domestic violence is reported to the police.


One in four women will be a victim of domestic violence in their lifetime.


Two women per week on average are killed by a male partner or former partner. Nearly half of all female murder victims are killed by a partner or ex-partner. 


90% of domestic violence is seen or heard by children.