Volunteer at Ruhama

We couldn’t do what we do without the support of our committed volunteers.

We have no volunteer vacancies at the moment but keep an eye on our website and social media for any upcoming roles.

 

Volunteering with Ruhama

Why Volunteer?

Ruhama offer free, confidential services  to women impacted by prostitution and sex trafficking.  We work with with over 300 women each year who require our support. 

Volunteering with us can be very rewarding. The women we support are often marginalised, vulnerable and in difficult situations. You can help to genuinely change their lives by enabling us to provide them with a wide range of free and confidential support services.

Volunteering can make a difference to your life too, helping you learn skills, meet new people and gain important experience that will enhance your CV or help you stand out in an application. 

 

 

 

How Can I Volunteer?

Education & Development

Our Education and Development Programme helps women develop their skills and interests, whilst building self-esteem and independence.  

Volunteers support and offer one-to-one sessions with women in the following areas:

  • English (ESOL, TEFL, Adult Literacy, etc)
  • Study skills and study support
  • IT 
  • Maths

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 they are asked to commit for a period of two years.

 

Counselling

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 impacted by prostitution. 

If you’re interested in volunteering in fundraising, please contact Nazanine at   [email protected]  and if you are interested in volunteering on our communications team, please contact Danielle at  [email protected]

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I volunteer if I don’t live in Dublin?

    We work with women nationwide but our offices are based in Dublin. We welcome volunteers from any location that can travel to our Dublin offices for their shifts.
  • I have experience of prostitution, can I volunteer?

    If you have used our services before or have experience of the issues we work with, this does not prevent you from volunteering with us. It is important, however, that you are in stable place in your life to be able to support others.
  • Can I volunteer in Education & Development if I’m not a teacher?

    Yes. You don’t need previous experience of teaching. Some experience of education is an advantage and we provide full training and support. Our education programme is person-centred, not curriculum-led.
  • Can I volunteer as a counsellor if I’m still a student?

    We accept pre-accredited counsellors but we look for volunteers with some previous experience of working with trauma and vulnerable groups.
  • Do you have any other volunteer roles?

    We occasionally recruit for other roles depending on the needs of the women we support. We’re often looking for fundraisers or support with communications to help us continue our work supporting women impacted by prostitution.  If you’re interested in volunteering in fundraising or communications, talk to our Volunteer Manager Neasa on [email protected] for information on getting involved.     

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