About volunteering

Volunteers play a big and important role in the work of Danish Stalking Centre.

Regardless, if you are a volunteer counsellor or volunteering in one of our other groups, you are contributing to making a difference for people victimised by stalking, who are in a mentally vulnerable situation.

Being a volunteer requires that you are willing to donate some of your time and commitment to others. In return, you get the opportunity to use your personal and professional resources for helping victims of stalking the best way possible.

Training

All volunteers receive training in the legal, psychological and practical aspects concerning stalking. Furthermore, our counsellors enter into a thorough introductory course where they learn how to counsel people in a mentally vulnerable situation.
Read more about the centre’s training and courses here.

As a volunteer, you are a part of a relatively new organisation on which you can leave your mark. We work in a highly professional and very including and relaxed environment of which we love to invite new volunteers to be a part.

Words of a volunteer

“When I saw the job posting for a volunteer counsellor, I was curious. Stalking was an area I did not know much about. Through my job as a social worker, I am used to talking to people at risk, but stalking was new territory for me. I have been surprised how huge a problem stalking is. Before I became a volunteer, I thought that stalking was something that happened in movies.

Now I know that it is a big problem, with which many people have to struggle every day. However, in the beginning, I was very shocked to hear how many people live like that 24 hours a day. They live with it constantly! I counsel in my regular job too, but within a strict scope, while as a volunteer, I enjoy having more freedom in my counselling work.

I really like counselling this way. That is why I wanted to be a volunteer in a newly established organisation, where I can have some influence on the work. I can hear on the phone that it makes a difference to the victim to speak with me. In the beginning of the conversations, they often have a need for unloading and explaining what they are going through. They need someone who will listen to them and take them seriously.

They often tell me that I am the first they have talked to who understands their problems and do not question whether their story is true or not. This way, I feel like I contribute to making a difference for people who need support.”

 

– Volunteer counsellor