It's a challenging role and not everyone can do it.
The Road Victims Trust usually recruits new counselling volunteers each year and we would like to hear from anyone interested in finding out more.
While rewarding, the role of a Road Victims Trust Counselling Volunteer is emotionally demanding. Our volunteers support people who have either experienced the sudden death of a loved one or the horror of being involved in a fatal or serious road collision. The work also encompasses support during the legal processes that follow in the wake of the collision.
Due to the nature of the emotional and practical support that the Counselling Volunteer undertakes we have in place a stringent recruitment and training process. The initial interview is for us to see if you are suitable for the rigors of the training course and as a prospective volunteer. The interview is also your chance to check out if this work is for you.
Once the training course has been successfully completed our volunteers are themselves supported by regular individual supervision, volunteer support group meetings and additional on-going training relevant to the work.
A Counselling Volunteer would be expected to have on average two clients a week. The majority of the work is undertaken as a one hour home visit and so with travel, report writing, supervision and meetings about 6-8 hours a week is needed to fulfil the role.
Are you ready for the challenge... contact us!
Telephone: 01234 843345 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We have two training courses running this autumn. Each will last for a total of 40 hours and is open to fully or part trained counsellors.
The first is being held in Huntingdon running from 12th September to 17th October on 5 Saturdays and 4 Thursday evenings.
The second will be held in Welwyn Garden City running from 9th October to 13th November on 5 Saturdays and 4 Wednesday evenings. If you would like to attend this course please contact the office on 01234 843345 as soon as possible.
Click on each of the links below to download all the information about the courses and what is required for our Volunteer Training Programme including how to apply to become a Counselling Volunteer.