In 1989, a volunteer management committee was setup that established the Mansfield and Ashfield Women’s Aid (MAWA) which over the years has transformed to become the organisation we know today – Nottinghamshire Independent Domestic Abuse Service (NIDAS).
Volunteering has been at the heart of the organisation for all those years and ranges from people offering a bit of time to undertake admin tasks to fundraising to organising events and raising awareness of the services we deliver.
Without their dedication, commitment and passion we would not be able to deliver the services we do.
We’re always looking for people who can add something new to the charity by offering their skills, knowledge, experience and time. Volunteers must be 18 years or over and we can also offer placements to students who are studying.
Apart from the reward of helping others and the confidence gained through volunteering, we can also offer National Vocational Qualifications’ (NVQ’s) which look great on a CV.
Volunteers give as much or as little depending on their personal circumstance and situation. This can be discussed if you are interested in getting involved.
Below are some examples of opportunities we have but this is not an extensive list as you might be able to offer us something different:
· Fundraising, donations and sponsorship activities
· Administration, research and statistics
· Peer mentor and advocate for families
· Marketing and communications including events, social media and websites
· Public speaking
· Become a member of our Board of Trustee’s
A comprehensive training programme is offered to all volunteers to help you build your knowledge and awareness of domestic violence and abuse, in particular, how this affects children, young people and families. There will always be an experienced volunteer and/or member of staff on hand to help you carry out your volunteering role at NIDAS.
To ensure a fair and transparent approach, we require anyone interested in volunteering to complete an application form. Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering and we can send this to you via your preferred method.
All volunteers must be willing to undertake a Disclosure and Baring Check (DBS) before starting at NIDAS.