Volunteering for Yellow Door
Volunteers are absolutely vital to Yellow Door’s work. There are all sorts of ways that you can help us to deliver our crucial support in Southampton and Hampshire.
We have two separate ‘Volunteer Pathways’. Support Volunteers (open to anyone aged 18+), and Therapeutic Volunteers (for people who are training to become counsellors/therapists). Please take a look at the information below to find out more.
We offer all volunteers our 1 day CPD accredited training “Introduction to Domestic and Sexual Abuse”.
Please note that volunteering opportunities tend to be during our office hours: Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm
We are not recruiting for therapeutic volunteers at the moment. Please check again in the new year.
The Therapeutic Pathway is for those seeking a career in counselling, and wish to get their clinical placement hours or experience in a helping/supportive role.
We are also interested to hear from qualified counsellors who are seeking placement hours to qualify as clinical supervisors.
Please note – we are a Southampton based organisation. You will need to be able to come into Southampton if you’d like to pursue therapeutic volunteering with us.
If you have any questions, please contact Holly or Libby on 02380636312 / email@example.com
Our volunteering roles are for anyone aged 18+ who is keen to support Yellow Door’s mission.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or if there are other skills you’d like to share.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. Yellow Door can support counselling students by providing placements within our therapeutic teams. Volunteer counsellors can work towards gaining their clinical hours at Yellow Door by direct service user work.
There are numerous different courses, qualifications, and disciplines in the world of counselling. For clarification please have a look at our Requirements for Therapeutic Volunteers document.
Yellow Door aim to run 4 recruitment rounds for volunteers per year.
Please complete the forms above depending on the volunteering pathway you prefer.
If you have any additional queries you can email us at email@example.com. Holly and Libby (our Volunteer and Involvement Officers) will be delighted to hear from you.
Unfortunately, due to high demand for placements, and our supervision and training capacity, we are only able to accept a fairly small number of placement students each year.
Yes – we offer fortnightly group supervision to all our counsellors. This is not modality specific.
Generally, yes. All client-facing volunteers need to complete our CPD accredited training programme before they can start volunteering. We hope that volunteers who are not client facing will also complete the training programme, but it is not compulsory.
Yes. All volunteers need to have a Basic or an Enhanced DBS check depending on the nature of the role applied for, as well as to provide 2 references. If you show us that you already have a valid DBS check at the right level, we can use that.
No! Our volunteering roles are varied, and some do require previous experience of working in this (or a related) field, but there are many other roles that do not require any previous experience and training and support can be provided.