Thank You Volunteers

In the past year, particularly post-lockdown, our volunteers have been invaluable to the service. Our move to the Hub was successful thanks to our volunteers who quickly took to unpacking and allocating the empty spaces. Individuals took ownership of various parts of the hub and continue to look after their sections/roles.

When it came to decorating the hub, the volunteers stepped up and pulled together a list of items needed and then saw the job through to create the welcoming environment that we now have. We also have our unique painted window coming to life. Women coming to our hub will be invited to paint a section as a symbol of belonging to our NAWA Hub on the corner.

Another key role that the volunteers have supported with and continue to do is front desk duty. Volunteers have been working alongside staff in refuge accommodation by cleaning, painting and turning them around for the next admission. During lockdown the volunteers were dearly missed. They have been bringing ‘the buzz’ to the hub environment over the last few months.

Unfortunately, due to the current restrictions, our volunteers are unable to perform their usual duties. We hope to be able to allow one volunteer at a time into our hub once it is safe to do so in the future.

Things Volunteers Have Done:

  • Covered reception duty
  • Helped pack up old office
  • Unpacked and organised new Hub
  • Done presentations in schools
  • Hung up our pictures
  • Maintained PPE stock
  • Cleaned and prepared houses
  • Participated in recruitments process
  • Painted our window
  • Lots of shopping
  • Painted “touch up” in property
  • Organised clothes hub in refuge
  • Brought humour, enthusiasm and joy

Our Survey

The survey is now closed. A huge thank you to everyone who completed it and shared it on social media. We really appreciate your help and have been so pleased with the amount of responses.

We will have more information to share soon.

Covid-19 Lockdown

We are pleased to share that we have partnered with North Ayrshire Violence Against Women Partnership to bring a new pilot scheme to Specsavers in Irvine, Largs, and Saltcoats.

From 1st January 2021 until 31st March 2021, every woman over the age of 16 will be given contact details for Women’s Aid as well as support from optician staff.

You can learn more about the pilot from our card we have pictured below.

VACANCIES 2021

CURRENT VACANCIES: North Ayrshire Women’s Aid Worker January 2021

Please use the following documents to apply – Thank You

We Want to Know What You Think

We are keen to understand people’s perceptions of domestic abuse in our community so we decided to create our own survey. Regardless of whether you are familiar with North Ayrshire Women’s Aid or don’t know much about us, we want to hear from you. It takes less than 2 minutes to complete and is completely anonymous. All responses are much appreciated!

You can fill it out here:

Online Survey powered by SoGoSurvey
Provided by SoGoSurvey

Update

As of 5th January, we are still here for you.

We want to assure everyone that our office is still open and we are here to support women and children experiencing domestic abuse.

Please don’t hesitate to call us on 01294 602424. We are open Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm. Out with these times you can reach us via our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/nawomensaid.co.uk/, or call the National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0800 027 1234.