Do you want to Volunteer to help at Battered Women’s Trust?

We rely on our valued team of volunteers to achieve our aims. Please phone 03 364 8900 or 0800 Refuge to find out more about becoming a Battered Women’s Trust volunteer.

We are currently seeking interest for the positions below:


Are you committed to helping women and children in need?   If you are a good listener, empathetic, and caring, you may just be the person we are looking for!

Battered Women’s Trust is seeking volunteers to help run our 24/7 Crisis Line, outside of office hours.  You would be answering the  crisis line and providing information, support safety planning and assessment for emergency safe house accommodation to women and children, who have experience of family violence.

Your core duties would include  telephone assessment, safety planning, support and/or referral to other agencies, such as Police, and other refuges .It may also include providing transportation to clients and bringing them to the safe house, admitting and settling in woman, and their family.

You must be available to work at least one  shift per fortnight. There are a few positions available to the right people.

Full training would be provided.

Full driver’s licence essential. A clear Ministry of Justice criminal record check is a requirement.

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Are you well-organised and a good communicator?

Battered Women’s Trust is looking for someone to help organise our non-monetary donations, such as clothing, toys, toiletries, food etc.

Your role with require assisting with the collecting and sorting our donations to ensure that we have sufficient supplies to meet the women and children at our residential houses and community office.  You would also be maintaining our storage garage, sorting and cataloguing, making it easy for advocates and clients to easily access the things they need, which may also include helping clients’ set up a new home.

This key volunteer role is up to 4 hours per week during office hours, and could be shared between more than one volunteer.

Full driver’s licence essential. A clear Ministry of Justice criminal record check is a requirement.

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If you would like to volunteer in other areas, please complete our Volunteer Form Below.

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