Giving your time helps us to make our support go further

It can also help you!  Apart from making new friends, volunteering can help you to use and develop your skills, enhance your CV and improve your job prospects.  Whether you are looking for new experiences or want to feel you are "giving something back" to your community.  Whatever your reasons, we want to hear from you.


Our Volunteer Development Team Leader has been working hard developing new volunteer opportunities and below are the roles that we currently have.




If you're interested in applying or if you would like to find out more about volunteering with us, fill in our Volunteer enquiry form, email email paula@wais.org.uk or call 0115 9884 220.


Our Volunteer Coordinator will get back in touch with you.



Opportunities ...

These are some of our recent volunteering roles. They differ from time to time, but this gives you a flavour or what we have on offer. our Volunteer Coordinator can tell you more if you get in touch.


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.