The Outreach Van
Our van operates in the ‘red light’ districts of Dublin offering practical and emotional support to women involved in street prostitution. Our outreach team create a safe, confidential space for women to discuss issues that may be affecting them, or a place where they can simply relax for a while with a hot drink and a snack and have a chat.
Many women we encounter in street prostitution are leading complex and chaotic lives. They typically face a range of vulnerabilities and challenges including: poor physical and mental health, family breakdown, homelessness, addiction, domestic violence, poverty, debt and control/coercion by third parties.
Apply now and help make a difference to these women’s lives.
Education & Development
Our Education and Development Programme helps women develop their skills and interests, whilst building self-esteem and independence.
Volunteers run one-to-one sessions with women in the following areas:
- English (ESOL, TEFL, Adult Literacy, etc)
- Study skills and study support
What we ask
Classes are scheduled during office hours from Monday-Friday. Tutors are asked for one two-hour shift a week, plus preparation time and asked to commit for a period of two years.
Our counsellors play an important role in supporting women to deal with past trauma, equipping them with the skills and the confidence for a brighter future. We accept pre-accredited counsellors but we look for volunteers with some previous experience of working with trauma and vulnerable groups. Supervision support is provided.
Fundraising & Communications
We’re often looking for fundraisers or support with communications to help us continue our work supporting women affected by prostitution.
If you’re interested in volunteering in fundraising, please contact Nazanine at email@example.com and if you are interested in volunteering on our communications team, please contact Danielle at firstname.lastname@example.org