FGM Support  Volunteer: AAF-V026

AAF is looking for a highly motivated, organised, and experienced volunteer to offer culturally appropriate emotional and practical support for African women and girls who are victims and survivors of harmful cultural practices.

  • Do you understand gender-based violence and the issues facing girls and women from communities affected by FGM?

  • Do you have experience providing culturally competent emotional support and advice to girls, women, and their families in order to empower and support them to achieve their goals?

  • Do you have experience facilitating support groups and providing casework services for diverse populations?

  • Do you have experience volunteering or working within a multidisciplinary setting?

  • Are you organised, flexible, and willing to undertake additional tasks as requested by AAF staff based on the needs of the charity?

  • Are you able to maintain accurate, thorough, and confidential documentation to benefit not only service users but to aid in the development of publications, materials, and reports?

  • Are you comfortable and confident in speaking about sexual health, FGM, and other sensitive topics with various audiences?


The selected candidate must exhibit high standards of professionalism and a commitment to achieving the best outcomes for the women and girls with whom we work. In return, AAF will offer you an excellent volunteering experience and the relevant training and support needed to perform your role as effectively and conveniently as possible.

AAF is committed to creating an inclusive work and volunteering environment that reflects our diversities and the unique characteristics of the beneficiaries with whom we work. AAF is an equal opportunities employer and operates transparent and fair recruitment processes.

AAF takes seriously the safety and well-being of all children, young people and adults, and applicants will need to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to best safeguarding practice. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS Checks.

All applications should reach us no later than February 14, 2020. We will acknowledge all applications but will provide feedback only to shortlisted candidates. Interested are invited to submit their application form and CV along with a cover letter to info [at]africadvocacy.org

Role Description

Application Form

Africa Advocacy Foudation