Belfast & Lisburn Women’s Aid works to tackle domestic violence against women and children. Our aim is to eliminate domestic violence and to challenge the attitudes and beliefs which perpetuate it. Our work is underpinned by an ethos of self-help and mutual support, for women, with women, by women.
At Belfast & Lisburn Women’s Aid, we take an approach to volunteering that recognises the busy culture in which we live, work and play, and we seek to help Volunteers find an opportunity that fits in with their lifestyle as well as complementing and adding value to the existing service provision here at Women’s Aid.
We periodically have a variety of volunteering roles available ranging from Refuge support type roles, to support roles within Crèche, Young People’s Group, Young Women’s Group, Older Women’s Project, Court, Administration and Events.
Belfast & Lisburn Women’s Aid provides full training, guidance and support to all volunteers to enable them to fulfill their roles within the organisation, as well as gain personal benefits from the experience. Some of these benefits may include:
- Meeting new people and building social circles
- Reducing loneliness
- Developing or building on a skill set
- Increasing ability to gain employment
- Confidence building
- Gaining a sense of satisfaction