Group Work Administration Volunteer & Group Work Co-Facilitator
Hosted by: Independent Domestic Abuse Services Barnsley (IDAS)

Group Work Administration Volunteer & Group Work Co-Facilitator Volunteer

IDAS Barnsley is seeking two volunteers for the exciting roles within the group work programme with survivors of domestic abuse.
The survivors within the group discuss their experience of domestic or sexual violence. The clients re-visit their trauma and the groups facilitate their recovery and discovery of personal empowerment.
This is a very hands-on role with emotional support while clients are going through, or just come out of a domestic or sexual abusive relationship. Due to the nature of the groups, this role is not open to peer-mentors as triggers are commonplace. Our volunteer and client well-being are paramount.
Full training and shadowing of the Group Coordinator will be provided. The volunteers will be working closely with the Group Coordinator to achieve the agreed goals.

• Admin
▫ Organising waiting lists
▫ Inputting client’s notes onto case management system
▫ GDPR adherence
▫ Preparing all paperwork needed for each session
• One to one support of clients needing extra emotional support
• Completing assessments prior to group start by telephone
• Support Group Coordinator in sessions
• Follow up calls/emails to any clients needing sign posting to other agencies

How many volunteers are needed:


Recruitment process:

If you are interested in this role, please contact Alison Maynard (Volunteer Organiser) at

Skills and quaifications:

The suitable candidate will be empathetic and non-judgemental. Confidence speaking professionally within groups is essential to support the coordination of the group programmes.

Basic IT and Organisational skills are essential
Understanding of Domestic and Sexual Violence are desirable
DSB clearance is essential (Welcome Fast-Track applicants with a DBS on the Online Update Service)

Gender restrictions?: No
Type of activity: Befriending and buddying, Community Work, Employee and Group Volunteering, Mental Health