Volunteering at NIDAS

In 1989, a volunteer management committee was setup that established the Mansfield and Ashfield Women’s Aid (MAWA) which over the years has transformed to become the organisation we know today – Nottinghamshire Independent Domestic Abuse Service (NIDAS).

Volunteering has been at the heart of the organisation for all those years and ranges from people offering a bit of time to undertake admin tasks to fundraising to organising events and raising awareness of the services we deliver.

Without their dedication, commitment and passion we would not be able to deliver the services we do.

Could you be a volunteer?

We’re always looking for people who can add something new to the charity by offering their skills, knowledge, experience and time. Volunteers must be 18 years or over and we can also offer placements to students 16+ who are studying a relevant subject that aligns to what we do.

Why volunteer with us?

Apart from the reward of helping others and the confidence gained through volunteering, we can also offer you access to local providers who offer training and development opportunities which look great on a CV. We will also provide you with a robust and comprehensive induction relating to domestic abuse. 

What commitment would I need to give?

Volunteers give as much or as little depending on their personal circumstance and situation. This can be discussed if you are interested in getting involved.


We are currently looking for someone to help us with administration and office based tasks. If you would like to learn some new skills, are looking for a career change or would like to offer some of your time to a charity, then please have a look at what’s involved with the role by clicking on the link below:

If you have any questions or would like to chat to someone about the role, please don’t hesitate in contacting us

Below are some examples of opportunities we have but this is not an extensive list as you might be able to offer us something different:

·         Fundraising, donations and sponsorship activities

·         Administration, research and statistics

·         Peer mentor and advocate for families

·         Marketing and communications including events, social media and websites

·         Public speaking

·         Become a member of our Board of Trustee’s

Induction and training

A comprehensive training programme is offered to all volunteers to help you build your knowledge and awareness of domestic violence and abuse, in particular, how this affects children, young people and families. There will always be an experienced volunteer and/or member of staff on hand to help you carry out your volunteering role at NIDAS.

Application form

To ensure a fair and transparent approach, we require anyone interested in volunteering to complete an application form. Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering and we can send this to you via your preferred method.

DBS (CRB) checks

All volunteers must be willing to undertake a Disclosure and Baring Check (DBS) before starting at NIDAS.