Croydon’s FJC is keen to hear from people who would like to help individuals and families who are experiencing domestic abuse.
The centre offers a professional support service, and is encouraging more people to help them.
Its Volunteer Project started in January 2018 and has already trained 48 volunteers, with seven due to be trained, and three further applications being processed.
The volunteers are supporting clients from Monday to Friday, between 9am and 7pm; and Saturdays from 10am to 1pm, but more are needed to cover Monday to Fridays, between 9am and 5pm.
Volunteers must be 21 or older, will need to offer a minimum of two hours each week, be willing to support people to achieve change in their lives, and be keen to increase their own skills and experience.
The FJC team will offer full training, support and supervision.
Councillor Hamida Ali, cabinet member for safer Croydon and communities
“The FJC helps over 200 people every month, and I am keen to encourage more volunteers to come forward and train so we can grow this support network to help as many people as possible.”
The support will include helping them feel less isolated, and encouraging them to seek help from health, housing and financial services, children’s centres and support groups.
For further details, including training dates, contact volunteer coordinator, Emma Osbourne, on 020 8688 0100, or email firstname.lastname@example.org