Volunteer Training

Volunteer Training

We are looking for women volunteers with passion and commitment to represent our diverse community and join our team. This is a rewarding volunteering opportunity to be part of an organisation that provides a high quality support service.

Volunteers will be working on the telephone helpline and our email support services. Volunteers can also contribute to decision-making, activism, campaigning, publicity and fundraising for our organisation. No previous experience is needed, as training is provided. The training programme runs over 6 months and it is accredited by OCN London.

We welcome women from all diverse backgrounds and experiences.

DRCSAS training

Volunteer Training Dates 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic Volunteer training dates for 2020 have been cancelled.

Here are the training dates for 2021

NB:  You must be available for ALL of these dates and times
Saturday 30th January *
Saturday 13th February*
Saturday & Sunday 27th & 28th February**
Saturday 13th March*
Saturday 27th March*

*Central Exeter training venue
** Residential Weekend is held near Ivybridge.
All learning materials, OCN London accreditation, light lunches and refreshments are provided to you free of charge.

Application Form & Information

Individual Needs Requirements 

Equal Opportunities Form

If you would like more information or a chat about volunteering with DRCSAS please contact Mandy Barnes, Volunteer and Training Manager, on 01392 208756 or mandy@devonrapecrisis.org.uk

If you would like to apply to volunteer with DRCSAS please download and return the application form, individual needs and equal opportunities form at the bottom of this page to mandy@devonrapecrisis.org.uk

Volunteer group - smiling group of women

Group of volunteers on the beach

Training group - 12 smiling women outside

Volunteers are the beating heart of our organisation

Volunteers deliver our helpline and email support services, contribute to decision-making, support our activism, help our campaigning, promote our publicity and fundraise for us.


It has been a positive life changing experience for me


DRCSAS is amazing in so many ways and I feel volunteering here has really changed my life, and continues to be somewhere I often feel safe, valued and empowered, which I often don’t feel in many other areas of my life <3


It's a really caring and supportive organisation.

Volunteer 3

It has been lovely meeting all the women in the group and getting to learn together through the training.

Volunteer 1

Hugely value working with DRCSAS, feel so proud to be part of it. An amazing organisation, love working with all the staff, volunteers and service users.


The initial volunteer training was an excellent experience. Very well done. I felt supported and encouraged to expand my ideas.