SARSVL are the accredited Rape Crisis centre for women and girls who are survivors of rape and sexual violence in Leeds. Our Helpline is our most far reaching service, and we are currently recruiting for new Helpline Volunteers to join our team! Our Helpline volunteers make a real difference to the lives of women and girls, as well as being part of the wider SARSVL community.

The SARSVL Helpline is made up of volunteers who provide free, anonymous and confidential, non-judgemental, listening and emotional support to all women and girls of any age affected by sexual violence of any kind, and at any time. Volunteers are a central and important part of SARSVL and our most far-reaching service, the Helpline.

If you are a woman who is aged 18+ who would like to volunteer for our Helpline, here is what to do. 

1. To find out more about Helpline Volunteering role and how to apply, download and read our Helpline Volunteer Application Pack from our website.

2. To apply, complete the Helpline Volunteer Application Form and email it to by 12pm

3. All applicants will be contacted by Friday 20th September, either by email or phone. Depending on the suitability for the role, applicants will be invited to attend the Helpline training course (please check the application pack for dates of the training) or be advised to re-apply at a later date.

Please note that the applications deadline is 12pm midday on Monday 16th September, and we are unable to accept applications after this date.

Posted in Jobs on Aug 21, 2019

Our Vision

The Community Matters vision is to provide a sustainable and effective "hub" of learning, support, advice and guidance, enabling local communities and organisations to grow and achieve through the provision of a high quality service.

We do this in a number of ways through our various projects which at the moment concentrate on working with children, young people and families. But not exclusively. We are able to provide training, learning opportunities and business related advice, guidance and information to individuals and organisations.