Lighthouse Women’s Aid offers volunteering opportunities in Ipswich

Lighthouse Women’s Aid offers volunteering opportunities in Ipswich

No matter how much (or how little) time you have available – if you’re interested in volunteering it’s likely that Lighthouse Women’s Aid has an opportunity to suit you.

Lighthouse Women’s Aid is a charitable organisation based in Suffolk, working with women, young people and children experiencing domestic abuse in their personal or family relationships.

Lighthouse offer a full induction, ongoing training and a range of opportunities to get involved. They are also flexible in how they work, so can often offer opportunities to match your availability.

In addition, you can:

  • Make a real difference to people’s lives
  • Put your skills to good use
  • Learn new skills and get some experience
  • Meet new and like minded people
  • Work as part of a dedicated, professional team
  • Feel great that you’ve helped others

Volunteer roles that involve direct client contact are open only to female volunteers but male volunteers are very welcome and encouraged to apply for the fundraising and events posts and the “10 minute” opportunities.

Lighthouse offers a range of ways that you can help make a difference;


‘Drop-in’ Group Organiser 

You will work with another volunteer to run a weekly group, making clients feel welcome, chatting to them and organising activities.

Office & Admin Volunteer 

You will be working as part of the team in the busy office at the Community Women’s Centre – welcoming visitors, taking calls, arranging courses, updating the database, and other general admin duties.

Fundraising & Events Volunteer 

This can involve a range of activities including taking part in a collection, running a stall at an event, supporting the planning of a larger event or organising your own fundraising event.

Childcare Volunteer

This role is based at the refuge where you will work with the Children’s Services Team to support play sessions with children of all different ages.

The ’10 Minute’ Volunteer 

This is for those people who would love to volunteer but find life is too busy to fit in a regular commitment.  Being a ’10 Minute’ Volunteer is about doing quick actions that raise awareness or promote fundraising events.

For more information on how you can volunteer click here