In 2011, Cheshire Without Abuse embarked on a volunteering programme to reflect the development of the Lily Jones Support Centre. Volunteers contribute greatly to the work and values of our Cheshire Without Abuse service; bringing diverse skills, experience, energy, enthusiasm and commitment.

Volunteers complement and support our staff and help to sustain growth and development of the Lily Jones Support Centre.

Cheshire Without Abuse volunteers come from all walks of life; some are women who have used our services in the past or are still using our service, some are student placements, counsellors, and student social workers. Above all:

  • If you are looking to utilise your skills and experience and make a difference to the lives of others;
  • are enthusiastic and passionate about delivering a quality service;
  • are adaptable and can commit a minimum of 4 hours per week, we would love to hear from you. In return we can offer you varied and interesting assignments; opportunities to develop new skills and experience;
  • learning and development workshops and, where appropriate accredited training programmes. 

Where does Volunteering take place?

Volunteers will normally be expected to attend our Support Centre based in Crewe, however, we do support families and individuals across Cheshire East and some of our programmes can be delivered within other agency and partner premises.

What types of volunteering opportunities are available?

CWA’s team of volunteers help with a wide range of different projects and assignments, including; advocacy, social activities, fundraising & donations, administration, bid writing, crèche and sessional support.

Fundraising and Donations

To help to organise, price and manage regular donations received from supporters of our service and to prepare our shop for weekly sales to service users. 

Administrative volunteers

IT facilitators who are experienced in using the internet and other computer based technology to facilitate basic support and learning opportunities for service users. 

Admin/reception volunteers: providing administrative support to CWA staff, taking referrals and working on our newsletter.

Crèche and Play work

To work closely with our family team in providing play, crèche and outings for the children of our service users

Sessional work volunteers (under development)
To help staff to deliver regular social, learning, and personal development sessions to service users and children's intervention programmes.

General support and escorting to appointments (under development)
To provide general support to women/families, including attending appointments and providing transportation, where required.  

Befriending information pack (under development) 
Are you a current or ex-Service User?
Why not give us a call to see how you could get involved in our brand new Befriending service?