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Volunteering with Rahab is an opportunity to positively impact someone's life.

Over the years we’ve welcomed more than 100 volunteers who have generously given their time and skills to journey alongside and support the women.

Rahab volunteers are as diverse as the women we meet, and all care deeply about helping women achieve their goals, fulfil their potential, and live life in all its fullness.

As a Rahab volunteer you will gain a unique insight into our work and meet amazingly wonderful people who share your passion.

You may also learn more about yourself, gain new experiences, and pass on knowledge and experience that is second nature to you but beneficial to someone else.

We will provide full training and support and work around your time and other commitments.

We will also provide opportunities to volunteer in different areas of the project to add variety and flexibility to the role.

Below are some of the ways you can help. This is not an exhaustive list, and we’re always open to exploring new ideas that could help improve support.

If you’d like to explore how you might be able to get involved, please get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.

Volunteer roles
  • Befriending
  • Counselling
  • Outreach
  • Casework support
  • Skills development
  • Legal support
  • English teachers
  • IT skills
  • Fundraising
  • Awareness raising
  • Finance & accounting
  • Monitoring, evaluation & learning
  • Research
  • Administration
  • Hospitality
  • Marketing
Volunteer criteria
  • Aged 21+ plus
  • Open minded & non-judgemental
  • Regular commitment over at least one year
  • Respectful of others’ faiths & beliefs

Meet Rahab volunteers

Kate Snowden, Lead Counsellor, MBACP, MACC, RDMP, MA, Dip-IC

Kate has been involved with Rahab since 2015. She has worked with women in prostitution and survivors of trafficking in London and Berlin for over a decade.

Following a performing career as a professional ballet dancer, Kate qualified as a Dance Movement Psychotherapist, going on to complete a Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy. She has worked in a variety of settings, including an NHS Forensic Unit, Eating Disorder Outpatient Clinic, general counselling centre, and as Head of Therapeutic Development at Talitha Arts. She has a small private practice, and is a guest tutor on the Heart and Mind Diploma and Certificate therapy training courses.

Kate  is passionate about using her therapeutic skills and particularly creative interventions to support the women she journeys alongside at Rahab. She is a registered member of the BACP, ACC and ADMP accrediting bodies, and adheres to the BACP code of ethical practice.

Vanna de Rosas, Criminal Justice System (Support for Women) Lead

Vanna has over 10 years’ experience working with statutory and non-statutory organisations to improve support for women in the Criminal Justice System.

She has led on resettlement and reintegration programmes for women under immigration restrictions and women who are victims of human trafficking. She brings extensive specialist subject matter knowledge and experience to Rahab, including the support needs of foreign national and migrant women.

Vanna leads on our work developing support for women in these different contexts, working with relevant agencies and authorities to help strengthen and improve responses and the support that women receive.

Internships and student placements

Occasionally we are able to offer placements for individuals wanting to gain practical experience to enhance their academic study and deepen their knowledge and understanding.

To be eligible for consideration you should be specialised or studying in an area relevant to our work such as law, social work, counselling, human rights and international development.

 

You should also have professional or volunteer experience in a related field, be fluent in English, have unrestricted right to live in the UK (or appropriate visa), and be able to cover your living expenses.

Rahab intern experience – Debbie

‘I really enjoyed and benefited from my internship with Rahab.

I had a longstanding interest in the field of anti-trafficking, but I came to Rahab with limited direct experience in the field.

Despite this, Rahab recognised the professional and educational skills I could contribute to their mission, and we worked together to find projects that were beneficial to both the organisation and my own journey.

Working with Rahab exposed me to a multitude of experiences that opened my eyes to what is needed to support and assist the women.

During my time, I was lucky to directly experience and contribute to Rahab’s work with law enforcement and other partners.  This provided me with an amazing opportunity to gain insight on the varied yet collaborative roles different organisations can play in this shared mission.

Rahab is a wonderful organisation, and the support they provide women in vulnerable situations is incredibly valuable.

I would recommend an internship with Rahab to anybody passionate about the mission and willing to think outside of the box!’

– Debbie was completing her MSc in Violence, Conflict and Development at the University of London during her time at Rahab. She had an undergraduate degree in International Relations from Georgetown University, Washington DC, and 10 years experience as a counterterrorism analyst with the US Defence Department, including many years working in the Middle East. Prior to Rahab, Debbie had volunteer experience supporting victims of human trafficking in Nepal.

Rahab gave me the opportunity to meet some extraordinary people and to be part of an amazing team who want to see positive change for the women we meet. The women are both strong and courageous and it is a privilege to walk alongside them.

Heidi
Rahab Volunteer Alumni

I can see how much I have grown in the years I have been volunteering with Rahab. It has changed my thinking and way of approaching people. I’ve seen how powerful connections with women can be and discovered a passion I never knew I had. It’s made me more determined to never ever give up. I want others to get involved!

Janet
Rahab Volunteer

Every woman I have met through Rahab has been friendly, generous and has taught me something. I have seen how it helps build confidence and self-belief. Through Rahab I have met new people and encountered different perspectives. Labels affect how we perceive people, particularly those we’ve never met. Volunteering challenges such preconceptions and helps us to grow more human.

Karen
Rahab Volunteer

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Rahab Project Ltd
c/o 84 Eccleston Square
London SW1V 1PX