Can you help the  "hidden" members of our society that have been affected by criminal trauma in some way. These are mostly family members and friends of offenders, who often feel helpless, isolated and can lose their support networks through the action of someone else.

We are a non-judgmental organisation and will support them for as long as they need, either over the phone or in person, where required.

We have vacancies for counsellors who are both trained or are in their second year of their Diploma training, to provide professional counselling during a member’s journey, through the stages of arrest through court, sentencing and prison.


Qualified counsellors:

·       Must have a Diploma in Counselling.

·       Must be a member of a professional organisation.

·       Must be prepared to negotiate a volunteer term of contract.

·       May be requested to facilitate groups.

·       May be requested to work with children, young people adults or in a family setting.

·       Are encouraged to seek personal indemnity insurance.

Second Year Diploma Students

·       Evidence of second year diploma status

·       Are encouraged to become members of a professional organization

·       Are encouraged to seek personal indemnity insurance.

·       Written clarification regarding clinical responsibility for AFFECT clients must be provided if receiving supervision as a module of the Diploma course.


  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
    As part of the team, we provide regular supervision.
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
    Encouraged to seek personal indemnity insurance.
  • Written role description
    Available on request

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Availability Details

This is a flexible role, where support offered is arranged dependent on volunteer and member availability.


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