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Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Anawim. We are currently recruiting for Charity Shop, Fundraising and Centre Volunteers.

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We would love your help

Volunteering at Anawim can be extremely rewarding because you’ll be supporting women on their journey, while also gaining valuable personal experience that can help you with your confidence and your career.

There are lots of ways to get involved – from work experience and student placements, peer mentoring, education roles or becoming a regular volunteer. In return, we offer you training, career development, references for employers and our sincere appreciation. We’re proud to give back to our volunteers and hold an Investing in Volunteers Award accreditation.

What’s involved?

Our volunteers are aged 18 to 80 and come from all walks of life to play a vital role in keeping Anawim’s services running smoothly. 

With varied work that ranges from counselling, casework, admin and outreach projects, there is something to suit everyone.

We’re very lucky to have a network of enthusiastic, committed and passionate volunteers working with us, and are always on the lookout for other people to join us – could that be you? We’re currently looking for volunteers for our centre, our charity shop and to help with fundraising. 


Ways you can volunteer:

Charity Shop Volunteer

We have opened a charity shop in Moseley to provide goods to the local community, promote our services, and provide women with work opportunities and a safe space. Volunteers will be able to support the running of the shop, as well as provide a friendly and supportive environment for the women that visit us there. There is more information on the roles and responsibilities here.

Volunteer Caseworker - Not Currently Available

Volunteer Caseworkers work closely with our women from the beginning of their journey at Anawim. Supporting them with everything from housing to attending appointments, advocacy, CV writing and linking up with other agencies. These volunteers need to commit to at least six hours with us per week. There is more information on the roles and responsibilities here

Centre Volunteer

As an centre volunteer you may be assigned to one of many of our projects including: Central Services, Early Interventions, Criminal Justice Service. This could include answering the door and welcoming any visitors, dealing with face to face queries, updating database of service users’ engagement/attendance; appointments, courses, social groups. and replenishing/restocking supplies for the centre. We ask for at least 6 months’ commitment in order to benefit from the training, gain knowledge of your role and crucially to enable you to build working relationships with the women. There is more on the roles and responsibilities here.

Volunteer Counsellor - Not Currently Available

Counselling is a key part of the support package we offer to women in a safe space. We also offer counselling student placements, however we do require a minimum of 30 hours of the 100 hours completed so that the student counsellor has some experience before joining us.

Fundraising and Communications Volunteer

You will support and collaborate with the fundraising team, to plan events and campaigns, and identify potential donors, sponsors and partners. The role will involve getting involved with our social media and website maintenance, as well as our community outreach work, and helping to produce marketing materials. There is more information on the roles and responsibilities here.

What our volunteers get out of it

Volunteers get involved for many reasons – whether it’s to develop new skills, gain experience to find a job, meet new people or find a renewed sense of purpose. That’s why we invest time in every volunteer, to ensure that their individual interests, ideas and goals are heard and supported.

All volunteers, students and placements receive an induction, supervision and free training when they become part of Anawim.

On top of this, we have shadowing positions available so volunteers can develop their skills across a wide range of departments and we create opportunities aimed at boosting their confidence and responsibilities. 

We aim to make our volunteers feel valued and appreciated so we celebrate them through annual awards and by rewarding them with certificates of achievement.

If you’re interested in becoming an Anawim volunteer, take a look at our volunteering opportunities above – if you’d like to get involved, please complete an application form and send it to

Small things can change women's lives Read our stories
I believe it is important for the women, especially those on their initial visits, to be ‘received’ into a friendly and safe space and for them to ‘receive’ me too. When a woman arrives in the common room in a low place (emotional, anxious or fearful), a listening ear, a non-judgmental attitude, a friendly face, acceptance and assurance of confidentiality can diffuse the emotional pain, at least temporarily. Karen
Anawim volunteer

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