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Join us as a Volunteer Counsellor

At RSASS, we are dedicated to providing compassionate and non-judgmental support to individuals who have experienced sexual violence. Our mission is to empower survivors and help them on their journey to healing. If you share our commitment to making a difference, we invite you to join our team as a volunteer counsellor or apply for a placement.

Why volunteer with RSASS?

Make a Meaningful Impact


 As a volunteer counsellor, you will provide crucial support to survivors, helping them navigate their healing process and regain control of their lives.

Professional Development


 Gain valuable experience and skills in a supportive environment, enhancing your counselling expertise and expanding your professional network.

Supportive Community

Join a team of dedicated professionals and volunteers who are passionate about making a difference and supporting each other.

Who we're looking for

We welcome applications from individuals who:

  • Experienced and newly-qualified counsellors

  • Counsellors who are able to work remotely via telephone and video

  • Counsellors who are able to work both face-to-face as well as remotely

  • Counsellors who are BACP registered or equivalent, and can work on a voluntary basis with survivors of rape and sexual abuse in Surrey, offering both long and short term one-to-one work with clients.

What you will gain in return:

  • Supervision and Support: Receive regular supervision and mindfulness sessions to support your well-being and professional development.

  • Valuable Experience: Gain hands-on experience, both online and face-to-face, enhancing your skills and knowledge in trauma-related counselling.

  • Free Training: Access comprehensive trauma-related training sessions at no cost, enriching your understanding and capabilities.

  • Community and Connection: Become a part of the RSASS community, attending social gatherings and building meaningful connections with like-minded individuals.

Volunteer Counsellor Roles

Trainee Counsellors


We offer placements for trainee counsellors who are currently studying towards a counselling qualification. This is an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a professional setting, under the supervision of experienced practitioners.

Qualified Counsellors


Qualified counsellors can volunteer their time and expertise to support our service users. Your skills and experience will be invaluable in helping survivors on their healing journey.

Volunteering with RSASS has been a life-changing experience. The support and training provided have been exceptional, and I’ve learned so much from working with the survivors.

For those looking to complete a placement as part of their counselling qualification, RSASS offers structured placement opportunities. Please include details of your course requirements and supervision needs in your application.

Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Service
South Buckinghamshire

Email -

Phone - 01494 358 486

Volunteer Counsellor
Registration Form

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