This item just popped into our inbox, so we thought we would share it with you. Maypole Women are a charity dedicated to ensuring that women experience a fair and safe separation and divorce. They are currently looking for volunteers:

1) Take part in a Rights of Women Conference
Child arrangements and domestic violence: protecting women and children in the Family Court
ROW is looking for someone to take part in a panel discussion on the relationship between domestic violence and family justice, from a survivors perspective. The conference is on 8 October in London. If you would like to find out more about the event, or what’s involved, contact Emma on 0207 251 6575 or email

2) Maypole trustee
Would you like to support other women going through separation and the family courts? Would you like a greater say in campaigning for safe and fair family law?

Maypole is recruiting new trustees to help run the charity. Trustees are volunteers that oversee and direct the charity’s activities. This includes providing information, support and campaigning. As a trustee, you can also bring your own ideas to shape the charity’s future.

If you have time, energy, and commitment, please get in touch. Specific skills that would be useful include communications, training, support and finances, but this is not an exhaustive list.

Trustee meetings take place a minimum of 4 times a year, which can be by phone, online chat or Skype.

More about being a trustee
Read more about what’s involved in being a trustee here.

How to apply
To apply, please send a short CV (1 page will be fine) and a covering letter/ e mail (300 words max) to

In your letter, please explain why you want to be involved with Maypole, and any ideas you have for making the family law system safer and fairer for women and children.

In your CV please list any relevant skills you have, and provide 2 references if you can, and a phone number (land line if possible).

The closing date for applications is 22nd August 2015. Applications after that will be considered by the new trustees.

All suitable applicants will be asked to take part in an interview

If you have any questions, or difficulties in applying, please contact Maypole.

More volunteering opportunities
If neither of these volunteering opportunities suit you, but you’d still like to volunteer with Maypole, watch out for volunteering roles once new trustees are recruited. Or you can get in touch with your ideas and skills.