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Check out our volunteer counsellor vacancies below.

To apply, download our Volunteer Application Form, fill out and send over to volunteers@viaorg.uk.

Volunteer counsellor vacancies

Child and Adolescent Volunteer Counsellor (Redbridge)

Location: Redbridge
Days: 1-3 days per week (days are flexible)

About Via in Redbridge

Via is a vibrant and innovative drug and alcohol charity committed to helping those who are affected by substance misuse. Fusion, our Young People’s drug and alcohol service in Redbridge, offers support to young people who may be affected by or at risk of drug or alcohol problems. Our service opening hours are 9am – 5pm on weekdays.

About the counselling service

The counselling service provides young people with the opportunity to meet in private with a counsellor to discuss issues and concerns which are currently making life difficult. These could include addictions, self-harm, relationship difficulties, family difficulties, loss and bereavement, trauma.

How you can help

As a Volunteer Counsellor, you will support the delivery of a wide range of interventions for service users.

These will include:

  • See a minimum of 3 clients and a maximum of 6 clients per week (1 day).
  • Keep accurate records of work and feedback any issues to the line manager
  • Attend Via training (e-learning and face to face)
  • Attend fortnightly clinical supervision

In addition to the above you will be invited to participate in meetings where relevant and to carry out other tasks as deemed necessary to support the needs of the counselling service.

What skills do you need?

We are seeking Volunteer Counsellors to undertake counselling work with young people aged 8 to 21.

Volunteers should be qualified in or studying towards a Diploma, BSC, or MSC in Child and Adolescent counselling or psychotherapy. This role would be ideal for someone looking to develop their therapeutic experience in the drug and alcohol field and accrue counselling hours towards accreditation with BPS, BACP, UKCP.

To ensure good practice and to maximise the safety of both therapists and clients, we require all students to conform and adhere to the following:

  • Students are in their final year of an undergraduate degree or equivalent or are at a postgraduate level studying for a Diploma, BSC, or MSC in Child and Adolescent counselling or psychotherapy training.
  • Trainees are expected to be a member of one of a recognised UK therapeutic governing bodies.
  • Trainees may need to have conducted a minimum number of counselling hours
  • Previous details of supervisor and present college tutor information should be sent to Via and agree that Via can ask supervisor and tutor from references.

Interested?

We look forward to hearing from you!

Please note: we ask that volunteers try to commit for a six-month period where possible.

Young Persons Volunteer Counsellor (West Berkshire)

Location: West Berkshire
Days: 1 day per week

How you can help

As a Volunteer Counsellor, you’ll:

  • See a minimum of three clients and a maximum of six clients per week.
  • Keep accurate records of your work in line with Via policy.
  • Feedback any issues to your line manager/supervisor.
  • Attend training in agreement with your clinical supervisor.
  • Follow all Via policies and procedures.

You’ll also be invited to participate in meetings and carry out other tasks where necessary to support the needs of the counselling service.

The role would be ideal if you’re looking to develop your therapeutic experience in the drug and alcohol field and accrue counselling hours towards your future accreditation with BPS, BACP or UKCP.

What skills do you need?

We are seeking Volunteer Counsellors to work with young people aged under 18. We are specifically looking for people who have a passion for working with young people, have experience of working with young people, and have an understanding of the characteristics of a therapeutic relationship with young people.

A positive attitude and the desire to learn are essential. You also need to have a non-judgmental and supportive approach towards people who are facing problems with drugs and alcohol.

To ensure good practice standards and the safety of our therapists and the people who come to our services, we require all students to confirm the following:

  • You should be in your final year of an undergraduate degree or equivalent or are at a postgraduate level. Alternatively, you should be in your third year of a Diploma, BSC, or MSC in counselling or psychotherapy training.
  • If you’re not in the third year of their Diploma, Bsc, or Msc in counselling or psychotherapy training, you need to be in your second year (at least) but have undertaken (or be prepared to undertake before starting) significant and appropriate training.
  • You’re expected to be a member of one of the counselling governing bodies BACP, UKCP or BPS.
  • You may need to have conducted a minimum number of counselling hours.
  • You’re working or intend to work towards counselling or psychotherapy accreditation.

We’ll also need you to send us the details of your previous supervisor and present college tutor information and agree that we can contact them for references.

Interested?

We look forward to hearing from you!

Please note: we ask that volunteers counsellors try to commit for at least one year where possible.

Volunteer Counsellor (West Berkshire)

Location: West Berkshire
Days: 1 day per week

How you can help

As a Volunteer Counsellor, you’ll:

  • See a minimum of three clients and a maximum of six clients per week.
  • Keep accurate records of your work in line with Via policy.
  • Feedback any issues to your line manager/supervisor.
  • Attend training in agreement with your clinical supervisor.
  • Follow all Via policies and procedures.

You’ll also be invited to participate in meetings and carry out other tasks where necessary to support the needs of the counselling service.

What skills do you need?

The role would be ideal if you’re looking to develop your therapeutic experience in the drug and alcohol field and accrue counselling hours towards your future accreditation with BPS, BACP or UKCP.

While some knowledge of the sector is desirable, we’re specifically looking for people who have a passion for the work that we do. A positive attitude and the desire to learn are essential. You also need to have a non-judgmental and supportive approach towards people who are facing problems with drugs and alcohol.

To ensure good practice standards and the safety of our therapists and the people who come to our services, we require all students to confirm the following:

  • You should be in your final year of an undergraduate degree or equivalent or are at a postgraduate level. Alternatively, you should be in your third year of a Diploma, BSC, or MSC in counselling or psychotherapy training.
  • If you’re not in the third year of their Diploma, Bsc, or Msc in counselling or psychotherapy training, you need to be in your second year (at least) but have undertaken (or be prepared to undertake before starting) significant and appropriate training.
  • You’re expected to be a member of one of the counselling governing bodies BACP, UKCP or BPS.
  • You may need to have conducted a minimum number of counselling hours.
  • You’re working or intend to work towards counselling or psychotherapy accreditation.

We’ll also need you to send us the details of your previous supervisor and present college tutor information and agree that we can contact them for references.

In some cases, at the discretion of the service, students may need to provide their own clinical supervision.

Interested?

We look forward to hearing from you!

Please note: we ask that volunteers counsellors try to commit for at least one year where possible.

Volunteer Counsellor x 3 (Cheshire West and Chester)

Location: Cheshire West and Chester
Days: 1 day a week

How you can help

We are looking for three Volunteer Counsellors to support the team across three service hubs in Chester, Ellesmere Port and Northwich.

The role would be ideal if you’re looking to develop your therapeutic experience in the drug and alcohol field and accrue counselling hours towards your future accreditation with BPS, BACP or UKCP.

While some knowledge of the sector is desirable, we’re specifically looking for people who have a passion for the work that we do. A positive attitude and the desire to learn are essential. You also need to have a non-judgmental and supportive approach towards people who are facing problems with drugs and alcohol.

Depending on the service and number of counselling sessions, we ask that Volunteer Counsellors try to commit for at least one year where possible.

Interested?

We look forward to hearing from you!

Child and Adolescent Volunteer Counsellor (Barking and Dagenham)

Location: Barking and Dagenham
Days: 1-2 days per week (days are flexible)

How you can help

The role would be ideal if you’re looking to develop your therapeutic experience in the drug and alcohol field and accrue counselling hours towards your future accreditation with BPS, BACP or UKCP.

While some knowledge of the sector is desirable, we’re specifically looking for people who have a passion for the work that we do. A positive attitude and the desire to learn are essential. You also need to have a non-judgmental and supportive approach towards people who are facing problems with drugs and alcohol.

Interested?

We look forward to hearing from you!

Please note: we ask that volunteers try to commit for a six-month period where possible.

Tamil Speaking Volunteer Counsellor (Harrow)

Location: Harrow
Days: 1 day per week

How you can help

As a Volunteer Counsellor, you’ll:

  • See a minimum of three clients and a maximum of six clients per week.
  • Keep accurate records of your work in line with Via policy.
  • Feedback any issues to your line manager/supervisor.
  • Attend ongoing training in agreement with your clinical supervisor.
  • Follow all Via policies and procedures.

You’ll also be invited to participate in meetings and carry out other tasks where necessary to support the needs of the counselling service.

What skills do you need?

The role would be ideal if you’re looking to develop your therapeutic experience in the drug and alcohol field and accrue counselling hours towards your future accreditation with BPS, BACP or UKCP.

While some knowledge of the sector is desirable, we’re specifically looking for people who have a passion for the work that we do. A positive attitude and the desire to learn are essential. You also need to have a non-judgmental and supportive approach towards people who are facing problems with drugs and alcohol.

To ensure good practice standards and the safety of our therapists and the people who come to our services, we require all students to confirm the following:

  • You should be in your final year of an undergraduate degree or equivalent or are at a postgraduate level. Alternatively, you should be in your third year of a Diploma, BSC, or MSC in counselling or psychotherapy training.
  • If you’re not in the third year of their Diploma, Bsc, or Msc in counselling or psychotherapy training, you need to be in your second year (at least) but have undertaken (or be prepared to undertake before starting) significant and appropriate training.
  • You’re expected to be a member of one of the counselling governing bodies BACP, UKCP or BPS.
  • You may need to have conducted a minimum number of counselling hours.
  • You’re working or intend to work towards counselling or psychotherapy accreditation.

We’ll also need you to send us the details of your previous supervisor and present college tutor information and agree that we can contact them for references.

In some cases, at the discretion of the service, students may need to provide their own clinical supervision.

Interested?

We look forward to hearing from you!

Please note: we ask that volunteers counsellors try to commit for at least one year where possible.

Volunteer Counsellor (Brent)

Location: Brent
Days: 1 day per week

How you can help

As a Volunteer Counsellor, you’ll:

  • See a minimum of three clients and a maximum of six clients per week.
  • Keep accurate records of your work in line with Via policy.
  • Feedback any issues to your line manager/supervisor.
  • Attend training in agreement with your clinical supervisor.
  • Follow all Via policies and procedures.

You’ll also be invited to participate in meetings and carry out other tasks where necessary to support the needs of the counselling service.

What skills do you need?

The role would be ideal if you’re looking to develop your therapeutic experience in the drug and alcohol field and accrue counselling hours towards your future accreditation with BPS, BACP or UKCP.

While some knowledge of the sector is desirable, we’re specifically looking for people who have a passion for the work that we do. A positive attitude and the desire to learn are essential. You also need to have a non-judgmental and supportive approach towards people who are facing problems with drugs and alcohol.

To ensure good practice standards and the safety of our therapists and the people who come to our services, we require all students to confirm the following:

  • You should be in your final year of an undergraduate degree or equivalent or are at a postgraduate level. Alternatively, you should be in your third year of a Diploma, BSC, or MSC in counselling or psychotherapy training.
  • If you’re not in the third year of their Diploma, Bsc, or Msc in counselling or psychotherapy training, you need to be in your second year (at least) but have undertaken (or be prepared to undertake before starting) significant and appropriate training.
  • You’re expected to be a member of one of the counselling governing bodies BACP, UKCP or BPS.
  • You may need to have conducted a minimum number of counselling hours.
  • You’re working or intend to work towards counselling or psychotherapy accreditation.

We’ll also need you to send us the details of your previous supervisor and present college tutor information and agree that we can contact them for references.

In some cases, at the discretion of the service, students may need to provide their own clinical supervision.

Interested?

We look forward to hearing from you!

Please note: we ask that volunteers counsellors try to commit for at least one year where possible.

Volunteer Young People’s Counsellor (Brent)

Location: Brent
Days: 1 day per week

How you can help

As a Volunteer Counsellor, you’ll:

  • See a minimum of three clients and a maximum of six clients per week.
  • Keep accurate records of your work in line with Via policy.
  • Feedback any issues to your line manager/supervisor.
  • Attend training in agreement with your clinical supervisor.
  • Follow all Via policies and procedures.

You’ll also be invited to participate in meetings and carry out other tasks where necessary to support the needs of the counselling service.

What skills do you need?

We are seeking Volunteer Counsellors to work with young people aged under 25. We are specifically looking for people who have a passion for working with young people, have experience of working with young people, and who have an understanding of the characteristics of a therapeutic relationship with young people.

A positive attitude and the desire to learn are essential. You also need to have a non-judgemental and supportive approach towards people who are facing problems with drugs and alcohol.

To ensure good practice standards and the safety of our therapists and the people who come to our services, we require all students to confirm the following:

  • You should be in your final year of an undergraduate degree or equivalent or are at a postgraduate level. Alternatively, you should be in your third year of a Diploma, BSC,or MSC in counselling or psychotherapy training.
  • If you’re not in the third year of their Diploma, Bsc, or Msc in counselling or psychotherapy training, you need to be in your second year (at least) but have undertaken (or be prepared to undertake before starting) significant and appropriate training.
  • You’re expected to be a member of one of the counselling governing bodies BACP, UKCP or BPS.
  • You may need to have conducted a minimum number of counselling hours.
  • You’re working or intend to work towards counselling or psychotherapy accreditation.

We’ll also need you to send us the details of your previous supervisor and present college tutor information and agree that we can contact them for references.

Interested?

We look forward to hearing from you!

Please note: we ask that volunteers counsellors try to commit for at least one year where possible.

Volunteer Young People’s Counsellor (Chester West and Cheshire)

Location: Cheshire West and Chester
Days: 1 day per week

How you can help

As a Volunteer Counsellor, you’ll:

  • See a minimum of three clients and a maximum of six clients per week.
  • Keep accurate records of your work in line with Via policy.
  • Feedback any issues to your line manager/supervisor.
  • Attend training in agreement with your clinical supervisor.
  • Follow all Via policies and procedures.

You’ll also be invited to participate in meetings and carry out other tasks where necessary to support the needs of the counselling service.

The role would be ideal for someone looking to develop their therapeutic experience in the drug and alcohol field and accrue some counselling hours towards your future accreditation with BPS, BACP, UKCP.

What skills do I need?

We are seeking Volunteer Counsellors to work with young people aged under 18. We are specifically looking for people who have a passion for working with young people, have experience of working with young people, and who have an understanding of the characteristics of a therapeutic relationship with young people.

A positive attitude and the desire to learn are essential. You also need to have a non-judgemental and supportive approach towards people who are facing problems with drugs and alcohol.

To ensure good practice standards and the safety of our therapists and the people who come to our services, we require all students to confirm the following:

  • You should be in your final year of an undergraduate degree or equivalent or are at a postgraduate level. Alternatively, you should be in your third year of a Diploma, BSC,or MSC in counselling or psychotherapy training.
  • If you’re not in the third year of their Diploma, Bsc, or Msc in counselling or psychotherapy training, you need to be in your second year (at least) but have undertaken (or be prepared to undertake before starting) significant and appropriate training.
  • You’re expected to be a member of one of the counselling governing bodies BACP, UKCP or BPS.
  • You may need to have conducted a minimum number of counselling hours.
  • You’re working or intend to work towards counselling or psychotherapy accreditation.

We’ll also need you to send us the details of your previous supervisor and present college tutor information and agree that we can contact them for references.

Interested?

We look forward to hearing from you!

Please note: we ask that volunteers counsellors try to commit for at least one year where possible.