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We provide opportunities for people to volunteer within our ARCH Angel volunteer team and are always on the lookout for new people with the time and right skills to join us. Our volunteers get great support with access to training and development opportunities as well as a named mentor who will help you settle into the role. 

Volunteers receive full training for the role and work across the service getting to understand how each area works, the role is varied, and typical tasks may include (but are not limited to) being a buddy on home visits, contributing to awareness events and activities, telephone evaluations, and supporting service user engagement.

Counselling Volunteer Placements

ARCH North East recognises that our volunteers make a valuable and significant contribution to the work that we do. Our Volunteer Counselling placements offer an exceptional opportunity to enhance experience, skills and knowledge within a supportive and encouraging environment.

We offer:

  • A well-structured placement
  • Opportunity of working within a specialist counselling service
  • Clinical hours towards qualification
  • Ongoing support and inhouse Supervision, in line with BACP requirements
  • An induction and appropriate ongoing training and development opportunities e.g. safeguarding, equality and diversity training, confidentiality, health & safety, and our specialist training module ‘working with survivors of sexual violence’.

What we ask:

  • To take up a clinical placement the minimum requirement is that you will need to be studying the second year of a Counselling Foundation Degree
  • A commitment to being available at the same time each week to see clients
  • To be competent in using a theoretical model of counselling in sessions with clients
  • To demonstrate experience of supporting vulnerable adults in a professional capacity
  • To build and maintain positive trusting relationships with clients, maintaining a non-judgemental, congruent and, respectful approach.
  • Be a BACP member and be able to observe the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy

If you are interested in volunteering with ARCH, please contact us, we’d be happy to provide more information. 

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    Rape Crisis England and Wales (RCEW) is the National Umbrella organisation for specialist rape crisis centres. The National Service Standards (NSS) are provide a quality assurance framework that enables services to demonstrate how their services are provided within professional frameworks that prioritise safety, governance, empowerment and continuous improvement.

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