We have a great team of Volunteers and are always interested in extending our team. We are dependant on our volunteers to deliver our highly professional service.
Volunteering with Relationships Scotland Couple Counselling Central Scotland is a great opportunity to meet new people and gain new skills.
We are a locally based charity offering couple counselling, individual counselling and sexual therapy across Forth Valley.
Our service is highly professional and confidential. We are members of and operate within the guidelines of COSCA, BACP and COSRT.
Our service would not be possible to deliver without our volunteers. We appreciate the important role that volunteers play in the delivery of our service.
Although we have a small number of paid staff, we rely heavily on volunteers and most of our team are volunteers who live locally.
The following volunteer opportunities are available in our service:
These are always needed to help with the smooth running of counselling sessions in the evenings. Duties involve greeting clients when they attend an appointment, booking appointments and taking donations. This is a very important role as it gives the clients a good impression of the service from the outset. Receptionists are usually asked to cover 1-2 evenings per month, although flexibility to cover additional is appreciated.
Recruitment process: short interview and 2 references.
Training: in house is given.
Our national office runs a Couple Counselling Diploma which takes 3 years of part time study to complete. This requires a commitment of 15 hours per week (inclusive of 3 hours counselling). The course prerequisite is the COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills or equivalent.
Alternatively.... if you have a counselling diploma to our required standard, our Certificate in Couple Counselling may be of interest.
Volunteeer Intake workers
Must have completed the first 2 modules of the Certificate in Counselling Skills (COSCA) with the view of completing all 4 modules, or equivalent. Intake Workers see clients individually for a 40 minute Intake session before clients go on the counselling waiting list. The purpose is to gather information which helps ascertain if Relationships Scotland is the appropriate organisation for the client at this time.
Recruitment process: interview and 2 references
Training: 1 day training course.
Board of Management
The board are responsible for overseeing the running of the organisation, taking strategic and developmental decisions and ensuring that the organisation is run ethically and within the framework of our vision for the future. Any prospective new Board members will be fully assessed. This ensures that future Board members have the sufficient variety of skills required to maintain a balanced Board membership. Board members are required to attend 6 Board meetings per year.