Rape Crisis Helpline Needs Volunteers

3 May 2011, 16:00 | Updated: 3 May 2011, 16:15

A helpline which gives support to women and girls who've been seriously sexually assaulted has been telling Heart it needs more volunteers.

Suffolk Rape Crisis (SRC) is looking for more women volunteers to help run its confidential helpline.

The helpline has been running since November 2010 and with a steady increase in calls, they say the need for more volunteers has become clear.

The centre is looking for volunteers who are available for around three hours a week for the next year, are good listeners, reliable, understanding and non-judgemental.  

The centre will provide comprehensive training and supervision throughout.

The SRC helpline is aimed at women and girls in the county who have been seriously sexually assaulted or experienced another other form of sexual violence - whether as adults or as children.

The helpline number is 0800 0850520 and runs on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7-9pm.

For more information on how to become a volunteer, you can email Kate Drury at kate@suffolkrapecrisis.co.uk