There are many ways to offer support to Behind Closed Doors. Our organisation relies on the generosity and support of our partners, funders, stakeholders, supporters, Volunteers and also those people who simply feel compelled to help in some way. Without them, we would not be able to continue our important work.
Behind Closed Doors recognises the tremendous value that volunteers bring to the organisation and in supporting the people we work with. Volunteers are an essential link in offering an end-to-end support service to people who are, or have, experienced domestic abuse.
We do our best to provide a placement that meets the needs of Behind Closed Doors but that also suits the needs of the Volunteer. To achieve this we do ask that Volunteers commit to a minimum of 6 hours per week in one day, for a minimum of 6 months after completing training and a period of mentoring.
Volunteers in the Prevention and Recovery Service (PARS) focus on delivering emotional and low-level practical support direct to people who are assessed as low/medium risk:
Prevention: to reduce the risk within an on-going relationship, to reduce the risk of victims returning to an abusive relationship and/or entering another
Recovery: helping clients to understand what has happened and how; why they are not to blame; re-building self-confidence and self-esteem; focusing on healthy relationships and learning warning signs for the future; moving on to more positive and healthy lives
Fundraise for us
Without your help, Behind Closed Doors cannot provide the vital information, support and services that help hundreds of people every year.
Financial donation - are you interested in making a one-off donation or perhaps setting up a regular monthly donation to support our work?
Legacy - could you remember us in your Will? If you are considering making a gift to Behind Closed Doors within your Will and would like to talk to us before making any arrangements, don't hesitate to contact us.
Event beneficiary - if you would like to organise your own fund-raising event on our behalf or make BCD the beneficiary of an event, please contact us for marketing materials and a general chat about how we can assist.