yourSanctuary - get involved: Painted Hands

Domestic abuse is everyone’s problem.

At least 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men will experience domestic abuse at some time in their adult life. At yourSanctuary we want to do everything we can to reduce these statistics.

If you would like to offer your support to yourSanctuary - whether it’s by providing your time, financial help or your services - there are many ways you can get involved.

Here’s how:

  • Become a volunteer - check this page for vacancies. 
  • Become a member of the team - check this page for vacancies.
  • Make a donation - to find out more about how to donate please click here.
  • Include us in your will.
  • Hold a fundraiser, undertake a sponsored event, choose yourSanctuary as your nominated charity, or donate raffle prizes or refreshments.
  • Provide a venue or hold a training or event.
  • Consider a Team building day in refuge (i.e. external &internal decorating, furniture up-cycling, garden makeovers etc.)
  • Use your DIY skills to help us fix/maintain the interior of our refuges.
  • Talk to us about business social responsibility activities click here.

Supporting yourSanctuary is a great way of helping your community whilst also gaining new skills, meeting new people, and making a real difference to people experiencing domestic abuse. 

We can help by offering team building opportunities (have mixed views on this!) and expertise in enhancing corporate and social responsibility policies and practices.   We promise that all support will be gratefully acknowledged and valued.

To talk to a member of staff about how you can get involved please email or ring  our office on:

01483  01483 776868 

What’s in it for me?

  • Giving back to the community
  • Learning a new skill
  • Team building opportunities
  • Making a difference to people experiencing DA
  • Support from experienced staff members
  • Get fit by completing a sporting fundraiser
  • Use your existing knowledge and skills
  • Meet new people
  •  Talk to us about how we can help you with your corporate social responsibilities.


I value the time I give on Helpline because as a ‘doorway’ to service users living with unbearable fear I always feel privileged when a frightened and tearful woman begins to ‘feel’ safe enough to trust what YS has to offer them and I know they are taking that first brave step towards their safety and freedom from bullying.

 (A helpline volunteer)