Safety Chat Facilitator

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Faith to Faithless, an inspiring section of Humanists UK that raises awareness of apostasy and supports those who have left a religion in the UK.

After launching our dedicated helpline for the ex-religious, we have found that we are receiving a growing number of people registering for peer support. As a result we are expanding our volunteer team.

When a person contacts us and says they would like to attend an event of ours, they fill in a registration form and then they will have a ‘Safety Chat’. This is an informal online video chat with a member of staff or a trained volunteer. The Safety Chat Facilitator will explain how the services work and answer any questions the applicant may have. It is also an opportunity to make sure we are keeping the service safe for all of our service users. You will be checking to see if the person is appropriate for our services, and that our services are appropriate for them.

The Safety Chat Facilitators engage in the most important role within Faith to Faithless. They are the first point of contact for all of our service users, and they may well be the first person that an ex-religious person has ever spoken to about leaving religion. These conversations can be emotionally challenging due to discussing difficulties experienced when leaving religion, but they tend to be quite joyful too, as the ex-religious person is learning that there is a whole community of support available and friends to be made.

This is a wonderful opportunity to positively impact lives and help create a more inclusive community for the ex-religious.

Join us today and be part of the change!

Read the full application pack here.

To apply for the role, please email letting us know:

  • Who you are, including a little bit about yourself
  • Why you are interested in the role
  • What you think you’d bring to the role (e,g. your skills and experiences that would be particularly relevant)
  • What you’d like to get out of the role
  • Any concerns, or extra support you’d need in the role

This doesn’t need to be a long essay, just to help us understand who you are, and why you’d be a good fit. If you have a current CV, that would also be helpful, but isn’t essential.

The next step then would be an informal interview over video call (Zoom or Google Meets) with Terri – the Apostate Services Development Officer.

Please note that all successful applicants will be required to undergo an Enhanced DBS check (which we will pay for).

You are welcome to contact Terri (, or Humanists UK ( to discuss the role before applying.

We actively encourage applications from all sections of our community.

You can read our Recruitment and Promotion and Equal Opportunities policies online.