MRC relies on volunteers for the successful running of our services. There are several ways you can get involved with MRC as a volunteer.

Helpline volunteers

Our helpline is staffed by volunteers on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Occasionally there are opportunities to cover the line during the day. In return for a regular commitment of one shift per month, MRC offer formal training covering basic counselling skills and specific information relevant to the work of the help-line, as well as access to ongoing training opportunities. Support is provided through regular meetings.

We welcome applications from volunteers for the helpline throughout the year. We contact women during the summer months to invite them to our annual training which runs from September to November each year. Volunteers staff the helpline when they have completed our training and shadowed more experienced volunteers.

If you are interested in volunteering on the helpline, please contact Anna for further information:

Counselling Placements

We have recruited for 2018 and the next intake will be February 2019 and annually thereafter.

If you are interested in a counselling placement please complete the application form available here: Application form

Please email your application to

We are unable to acknowledge receipt of applications but if you are shortlisted we will contact you offering an interview date in January.

Minimum requirements:

  • 50 hours face to face counselling with adults completed.
  • Qualified and experienced Counsellors are preferred but we also believe in supporting student Counsellors. However we can only accept students in the second year of their course.

Management Committee Members

MRC’s management committee oversees the running of the organsiation, and ensures that MRC is meeting it’s aims to listen, believe and support women. Management committee members are from a diverse range of backgrounds, and bring various skills to the committee. The management committee meet on a monthly basis, and prospective volunteer committee members should be willing to commit to attending these meetings.

If you are interested in joining the Management Committee, please contact Anne for further information:

Please note that MRC can only recruit volunteers that are 21 years old or over.