Current Vacancies

We are currently recruiting for befrienders!

Befriending Volunteers

Please read the role description (link to download below). You can also find out more about the role, including how our volunteers feel about their time with us, on the ‘Befriending Volunteer’ page.

If having read the information you are still interested in volunteering for us, and feel that you would be able to take on the commitment required, then please complete and return the application form AND the monitoring form (also below) and return by e-mail to:

Please note we are primarily seeking applicants with weekday daytime availability, as the majority of our service users want befriending within these hours.

Volunteer Befriender Role Description

Womankind Equalities Monitoring Form

Volunteer Befriender Application Form

Women aged 40+ and those from working class, BAME and LGBTQ+ communities or backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply.

Because of the nature of the role it is only open to women applicants and is exempt under Schedule 9 Part 1 Equalities Act 2010.

There are three volunteer roles at Womankind:
Befriending Volunteers

We deliver group befriending training twice a year in the Spring and Autumn.  You are welcome to apply for the group training now or you can register your interest in the role here . You can find out more here.

We also offer successful applicants the option to train from home using a home study pack; this is available throughout the year.

Helpline Volunteers

Womankind Helpline offers confidential listening support (via telephone and webchat) to women on any issue, including depression, anxiety, domestic and sexual abuse.

If you are interested in becoming a Helpline Volunteer you can register your interest at any time here and we will get in touch. You can find out more about the role here.

Administration Volunteers

We are not currently recruiting for this role, but if you are interested in becoming an Administration Volunteer you can register your interest here and we will contact you when a vacancy comes up.

If you would like to know more about any of our volunteer roles please contact
Befriending Volunteer
Helpline Volunteer
Administration Volunteer
Counselling Placements