Volunteer Counsellors and Trainee Volunteer Counsellors

15th February, 2016

Volunteer Counsellors
We are looking for enthusiastic and professional volunteer counsellors and Trainee Volunteer Counsellors who wish to gain more experience working with 11-25 year olds in the local community. You will be BACP registered or equivalent, qualified, in or about to enter your second year of study and experienced or committed to learning how to work with young people in a community or school setting. Full fortnightly supervision and ongoing training is provided, with an expectation that you will provide at least 3 client sessions per week and stay for a minimum of 12 months.

About us
YMCA Dialogue is a BACP Accredited service in Surrey, East and West Sussex. We work with over 7000 children and young people each year, and provide free counselling in a variety of settings, from schools to community centres. We work with over 130 therapeutic staff and hold regular training events for our Volunteer Counsellors.

YMCA DownsLink Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).


Current Volunteer Counsellor Vacancies


You can download an application form and placement information document below. Please return your completed application form to dialogue@ymcadlg.org quoting the relevant job reference number.
You can also return your application by hand or post to:

FAO: HR Department
YMCA DownsLink Group
Reed House,
47 Church Road,
Hove, BN3 2BE


Download an Application Form Here

Download a Placement Information Document Here