` Off The Record : Apply to volunteer

Off The Record is celebrating it's 40th Anniversary This Year 

Off The Record (South East Hampshire)

Free and confidential - information, support and counselling for young people aged 11 - 25

Client line: 023 9247 4724

Admin line: 023 9278 5999

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We welcome hearing from anyone interested in getting involved and volunteering with us. 

If you are interested in joining our rota, Off The Record runs an accredited 'Being a Volunteer" (BAV) selection and training programme for new volunteers twice a year. 

  • This is determined by the needs of the rota and funding, but usually takes place in the autumn and new year.
  • You don't need any previous experience (though we would need you to be empathic and understanding of the needs of young people).
  • You need to be 18 or over.
  • If you have had counselling with us, you will need to wait at least a year before you apply.

All potential volunteers complete this extensive 4-day training. This covers all main policies and procedures and offers skills development in engaging, enabling and empowering young people. This course also explores telephone work and other challenging aspects of working in a youth counselling setting.

Our Safeguarding Policy also means we will need 2 satisfactory references and all volunteers complete an enhanced DBS disclosure with the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly the Criminal Records Bureau)

  • Phone to find out dates of our next BAV training. 
  • Email us and we will send you an application pack 6 weeks before our next training starts
  • or Write to us at

BAV enquiry

Off The Record

138 Purbrook Way

Leigh Park