Volunteering

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.

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.

Volunteering at NIDAS is a great opportunity to:

  • Learn new skills and gain experience of working within the civil court sector
  • Make new friends and meet new people.
  • Developing valuable organisational and people skills
  • Positively affect your community as a member of a team actively working to reduce the impact of domestic abuse.

Opportunities

Family Court Volunteer

NIDAS are going through an exciting period of change. We are on the lookout for talented and committed people to help those affected by of domestic abuse who are going through the civil court process. Those going through the court process often feel a range of emotions such as anxiety, confusion and feelings of being overwhelmed by the court system. As a support volunteer, you will provide help and support in both local communities and within the court environment, ensuring clients receive the high-quality support they need.

  • Can you work in a non-judgment way show empathy and compassion towards a diverse client group?
  • Do you have an understanding of equal opportunities and diversities in policy and practice?
  • Do you have excellent communication skills?
  • Act with integrity and respect?
  • Recognise your limitations and embrace strengths when working as part of a wider team?

To find out more about this role, please click here.

Support Group Helpers

We are currently looking for some support group helpers to be part of the team at NIDAS to work alongside the outreach workers to ensure the Freedom Programme group runs smoothly. You will need a positive outlook and to be a team player.

  • Can you work in a non-judgment way, showing empathy and compassion towards a diverse client group?
  • Do you have excellent communication skills?
  • Do you have strong computer literacy skills?
  • Do you recognise your limitations and embrace strengths when working as part of a wider team?
  • Can you act with integrity and respect when working with all clients, agencies and individuals?
  • Can you work proactively, positively and flexibly and as part of a team?

To find out more about this role, please click here.

Teen Support Group Helpers

We are currently looking for some support group helpers to be part of the team at NIDAS to work alongside the Teen Outreach Worker to ensure the Escape The Trap runs smoothly. You will need a positive outlook and to be a team player.

  • Do you want to make a difference to children & young people?
  • Do you have excellent communication skills?
  • Can you work in a non judgment way, showing empathy and compassion towards a diverse client group?
  • Do you have the ability to be empathic and build trusting relationships with children and young people?
  • Act with integrity and respect?
  • Do you have the ability to deal with unexpected challenges and stay calm in stressful situations?

To find out more about this role, please click here.