Current Volunteer Opportunities

Off the Record recruits for Volunteer Counsellors and Listening Support Workers for our Bath and Midsomer Norton offices during certain phases throughout the year and would love to hear from people interested in helping us with our vital work and services.

Our Counsellors provide weekly 50 minute sessions of therapeutic support to young people aged 10-25. We offer 6 sessions of counselling to everyone interested in receiving counselling but this can be extended if necessary. We provide full induction to the role and ongoing individual and group clinical supervision. We also offer a limited number of placement opportunities for trainee counsellors.

Our Listening Support Workers provide advice, support and guidance to young people aged 10-25 on any issue they would like support with. We provide full training and induction to the role and ongoing supervision.

We ask for a minimum of one year’s commitment from all volunteers.

If you are interested in applying for either of these roles please read the job profiles below, complete the Volunteer Application Form detailing which role you are interested in and the Equal opportunities Form . We do not accept CV’s in lieu of an application form.

Listening Support recruitment phases 2017-18:

Phase I – July/August 2017
Phase II – November/December 2017

Interviews will take place on the following dates:
11th and 13th September 2017 (phase I)
8th and 10th January 2018 (phase II)

Our volunteer training is compulsory and is held on one evening a week for 5 weeks. You must be able to commit to these sessions to join us here at Off the Record. Sessions will run each Wednesday from 6:30pm – 9pm on the following dates:

4th October to 1st November 2017 (phase I)
31st January to 28th February 2018 (phase II)

If you have any questions or would like to discuss either of the roles please contact the office by email at or by phone on 01225 312481.

Volunteer Counsellor – Role and Profile

Listening Support Worker – Role and Profile

Off the Record Volunteer Application Form_2017

OTR Equal Opportunities Form docx