Volunteer Counsellor/Therapist

The Source Young People's Charity is a local Christian Charity based in Aldershot. We celebrate diversity, and our doors are always open to anyone regardless of faith or background. Our core values are: Expressing God’s Love, Rooted in Prayer, Igniting Hope, Renewal, Acceptance & Inclusion, and Empowering.

We are looking for Volunteer Counsellors/Therapists to help us support and empower Young People aged 14-25 years, living in Aldershot and the neighbouring towns.

The role responsibilities include: providing weekly sessions in our office, online or over the phone to help support Young People develop emotional intelligence, self-esteem and resilience. Support can be short-term, or longer based on the needs of Young People.


Role description and information:

As a Counsellor/Therapist you would have the privilege of:

·         Seeing a young person’s life transformed

·         Supporting them to build resilience, emotional intelligence and positive self-esteem

·         Help them to develop essential life skills

·         Assist them to make informed choices

·         Provide emotional support where young people are facing difficulties.

Key Tasks:

  •        Delivering 1:1 counselling/Therapy sessions at our premises. We accept practitioners trained in different modalities.  
  •        Sessions can be either online, over the phone or face to face.
  •       We can also consider practitioners trained to support parents of young people. 
  •        To be committed to the values of The Source and share in our mission to support young people to transform their lives.
  •       To participate in ongoing training as required, online and in the office.

  •        To attend regular clinical supervision.  
  •  To establish a positive and supportive therapeutic relationship with a young person and be a source of encouragement to develop their emotional intelligence, self-esteem and resilience.
  •   To provide committed and personalised support to a young person based on their individual needs
  •      Sessions to be consistent, at the same time and day where possible.
  •   To keep records as required.
  •  To adhere to the policies and practice of The Source. In particular to safeguard the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults to prevent abuse.
  •  To complete expense sheets and submit these in the allotted time frames.


Counsellors needs to be at least on an approved level 4 course (or equivalent) certified by BACP or NCS or other regulatory body.  We will also accept relevant practitioners and therapists from other regulated bodies. 


  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Recruitment Process
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 09/12/2021

End Date: 07/04/2022

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Availability Details

We are looking for people who can support at least two young people a week. You will also need to attend supervision and have weekly catchups with your coordinator.


This opportunity can be carried out whilst working from home.

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