Berkshire Women’s Aid is affiliated to the Women’s Aid Federation of England (WAFE) and runs nine refuges across Reading, Bracknell and Wokingham for women who have been subjected to domestic violence and their children.
We also have a drop-in centre in Reading and run a 24-hour helpline.
Berkshire Women’s Aid is managed by a Chief Executive and employs approximately 45 staff. Each year Berkshire Women’s Aid is contacted by thousands of women fearing or experiencing domestic abuse at home or in a relationship.
Our helpline on 0118 950 4003 is open weekdays 10am-5pm and 24 hrs in emergencies.
Crossing Bridges is our outreach service and can be contacted via the helpline. Staff can offer 1-to-1 and telephone support to those seeking help.
We also offer group work for children in schools and adults can attend daytime or evening group work sessions.
Current volunteering opportunities
- Help us provide a safe, clean and homely environment for our residents
- Helpline volunteer needed to support women and children fleeing domestic violence
- Looking for a social media savvy marketing volunteer to join our team
- Help us provide a safe space to stay for women and children fleeing domestic violence