Description

Victim Support Scotland is a national charity which has been supporting victims and witnesses of crime for over 35 years. We support anyone who has been affected by crime regardless of whether the crime has been reported to the police or not. We are a volunteer led organisation, with a support provided in both a court and community setting. We provide emotional support and practical advice as well as practical advice on navigating the Criminal Justice System and signposting to other specialist support service if required.

Organisation aims and objectives

Victim Support Scotland is a charity providing support and advice to victims and witnesses of crime. Victim Support Scotland is a volunteer led organisation with all support provided by trained volunteers. Victim Support Scotland works to ensure that all those affected by crime, who need it, receive high quality support to recover from their experiences. Victim Support Scotland aims to put victims and witnesses at the heart of Justice in Scotland.

Restrictions

Age restrictions apply to those under 18 due to the nature of support provided
Experience required: Must be a good listener, enthusiastic, motivated and willing to help others Must have a passion for social justice Must be IT literate (training is carried out online, and part of the volunteering role involves providing feedback through a mobile phone app) Must have an understanding of confidentiality
Travel details: Our locality covers Stirling, Falkirk, Clackmannanshire and Fife. There will be opportunity to travel across all areas to volunteer
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: 0.45p for mile for travel expenses, rail/bus fares will be reimbursed, some lunch expenses (all paid by BACS into bank)
Training details: Intensive online training with recruitment coordinators 6 weeks before beginning. On-going training as a volunteer in any training sessions required for the role (trauma informed responses etc) A brief and debrief will be carried out with a support coordinator at the beginning and end of volunteering session to ensure the volunteer is supported and any concerns are addressed volunteers have access to an assistance programme
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
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