Victim Support Volunteer - Kirkcaldy

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Victim Support Scotland provides people affected by crime with emotional and practical assistance and information about the criminal justice system. As a volunteer you will:

  • Discuss service users’ needs by telephone, face-to-face visits or other means

  • Help witnesses feel more confident at court by arranging and conducting court familiarisation visits.

  • Support service users in the court room and other appropriate locations on the day of a trial, liaising with court officials on behalf of service users.

  • Give feedback and agree follow-up actions with staff members.

  • Provide administrative support in completing service users’ journeys.

Volunteering with Victim Support Scotland can be challenging, but also extremely rewarding. As a volunteer you will, learn new skills and gain experience within the criminal justice sector. You will also gain access to a range of training courses as well as actively working to reduce the impact of crime within your community.

Organisation aims and objectives

Victim Support Scotland is the leading charity dedicated to helping people affected by crime across Scotland. We support victims of crime, witnesses and their family members, regardless of who they are and their circumstances. Our service is independent, free, non-judgemental and confidential. We offer bespoke support, personalised to the needs of each individual.










Victim Support Scotland know that volunteers have busy lives, so agree time commitments with each individual volunteer. However, they do ask for: · A minimum commitment of approximately eight hours a week – where possible · A minimum commitment of at least one year, ideally two, so that you might get the most out of development opportunities and your support experience.


Experience required: While qualifications and experience are good to have, what’s more important to Victim Support Scotland is that you have a ‘can do’ attitude and are committed to providing compassionate and informative services to people who have been affected by crime. Victim Support Scotland are open to applications from people from all walks of life
Travel details: This opportunity takes place at Kirkcaldy Sherriff court, Courthouse/Whytescauseway, Kirkcaldy KY1 1XQ
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Public transport costs are reimbursed providing relevant tickets are submitted. Where a volunteer travels using their own car, mileage of 45p per mile will be paid providing their car insurance permits use for volunteering.
Training details: Training is initially delivered online through a national recruitment team. Following this, inductions are carried out in local offices. Each volunteer has a line manager who they will shadow until fully accredited. Once accredited, ongoing support and training is provided by the line manager.
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