Victim Service Volunteer

Victim Support

Name: Victim Service Volunteer
Organisation: Victim Support
Location: 74 Fore Street, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL31 2HR
Type: Part Time

Description

(18+) Victim Support offers a rewarding role to it’s volunteers because we support people affected by crime and make a positive difference to their lives. The role involves giving confidential listening support and practical help to victims of crime in and around Plymouth.

We work with people to identify their individual needs and help them to choose options which will empower them to overcome the emotional, psychological and practical effects of crime.

Volunteers give at least 2 hours per week; working times are flexible and expenses are paid.

You need to be caring, non-judgmental, reliable, confident, have good listening and communications skills and have basic IT skills.
This opportunity is available to people age 18 and over and to those able to commit to our mandatory four day training course. Opportunities to progress by specialising in supporting victims of serious crime are available and all volunteers have free access to a wide range of e-learning opportunities

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Organisation Description

An independent charity helping victims and witnesses of crime, offering confidential emotional and practical support.


When

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Afternoon
Evening

Cause / Interests

  • Domestic Violence
  • Families
  • Homeless and Housing

Types of Activity

  • Advice, Information and Support
  • Fundraising
  • General and Helping

Skills and Qualifications

Requirements

A caring, mature and supportive empathy towards others. A non-judgmental, impartial and confidential approach to supporting others. A commitment to ensuring victims have equal access to our services. Respect for the diversity of our colleagues and clients. Good listening skills and good verbal communication skills. Basic IT skills suitable for accessing our webpages, internet and emails.. Friendly, reliable, approachable and a confident team player.


Benefits

Opportunity to contribute to our valuable work. Rewarding sense of having made a positive difference to people’s lives. Learn about the work of criminal justice agencies. Opportunity to join a team of like-minded people.

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: Yes
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Expenses: Travel (40p a mile)
Restrictions: NA
Induction: Yes
Insurance Cover: Yes
Special Needs: Yes
Offer: Support
Training: Yes
Other: NA

Recruitment Method

Application form, Informal discussion, References, Trial Period, DBS Check, Interview