Volunteering for Yellow Door
Thank you so much for your interest in 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 Western Hampshire.
We have two separate ‘Volunteer Pathways’. Support Volunteers pathway (open to anyone aged 18+), and Therapeutic Volunteers pathway (for people who are training to become therapists). Please take a look at the information below to find out more.
We offer all volunteers our CPD accredited training “Introduction to Domestic and Sexual Abuse”.
We will announce the next deadline for volunteer recruitment applications shortly.
Support Volunteers Pathway
The Support Pathway is for anyone aged 18+ who is keen to support Yellow Door’s mission. There are many ways in which you can help us, that suit different interests and time commitments, such as:
- Delivering sessions in Southampton schools
- Diversity and Inclusion Service
- Telephone call handling
- Administrative support
- Helping at events
- Marketing and social media
- Gardening and Maintenance
- And any other skills you’d like to share!
If you’d like to find out more, please fill in our form below
Therapeutic Volunteer Pathway
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 have a number of different roles available for trainee therapists:
Assessment Support Practitioner
We are also always interested to hear from qualified counsellors who are seeking placement hours to qualify as clinical supervisors.
We’re not currently recruiting for therapeutic volunteers. Please fill out our holding form and we’ll get in touch when we are recruiting again. If you’re interested in an admin based role such as volunteering on our Helpline, you can still go down our Support Pathway volunteering route above.
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.
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.