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Helpline Volunteers

Interested in volunteering on our helpline?

Our helpline is partially staffed by female volunteers, and are at least 21 years old.

Interested in volunteering?

If you are a woman and you are 21 or over please contact us for more information.

In return for a regular commitment of one shift per month, GMRC offers formal training covering basic counselling skills and specific information relevant to the work of the helpline, as well as access to on-going training opportunities. Support is provided through regular helpline meetings.

Helpline volunteer person specification:

  • To be honest, respectful & punctual.
  • To have good communication skills.
  • To show respect to the callers and to colleagues.
  • To be able to commit to GMRC.
  • To be able to show empathy & compassion to callers.
  • To be non-judgemental & trustworthy.
  • Volunteers must be 21 or over.

Apply here

Click on the links below to download and complete your application. We ask that you contact your own referees so please complete the reference form.

Download Role Description


Download Application Form

Download Reference Form

Once the application form has been received, we will keep it on file and contact you in May to arrange an interview.

Please send your completed forms to Anna either by email or post:


Greater Manchester Rape Crisis
73 Ardwick Green North
M12 6FX

Further information

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

Email us at: anna@manchesterrapecrisis.co.uk

Call our office: 0161 273 4591

Opening Times: Monday to Friday: 10am – 4pm. Wednesday and Thursday evenings: 6pm – 9pm.

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