Service Delivery Volunteers Supporting Victims and Witness of Crime

  • VO76401


Description

Victim Support Scotland provide practical and emotional support to members of the public who are affected by crime, as well as supporting witnesses who attend court. Victim Support Scotland are currently looking for dedicated volunteers to support Victim’s and Witnesses of crime within the community and within the court settings in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.

Full training will be given, local staff will support throughout and there are opportunities for further training. Our volunteers are asked to give an average of one day a week/fortnight to support individuals affected by crime. This can be within the community supporting through telephone calls, face-to-face office-based appointments or when required home visits.

We also support witnesses at court within both Aberdeen Sheriff & High Court buildings and at Peterhead and Banff courts. Our court-based volunteers inform witnesses of the court processes and will also support vulnerable witnesses whilst they give their evidence sometimes with the use of Special Measures.

Volunteering with Victim Support Scotland is rewarding and worthwhile, where you can make a real difference, if you feel you are empathetic, non-judgemental and have the time to commit please get in touch.

For further information please contact us on E Mail: witnessservice.Aberdeen-sc@victimsupportsco.org.uk or tel.: 01224 652361.

Organisation aims and objectives

Victim Support Scotland offer practical and emotional support to members of the public who are affected by crime, as well as supporting witnesses who attend court.

Restrictions

Experience required: Our volunteers need to be reliable, empathetic, non-judgemental, good listeners.
Travel details: We have a community based office at 41 Regent Quay, Aberdeen and offices within the court buildings at Aberdeen Sheriff Court, Aberdeen High Court and Peterhead Sheriff Court. Volunteers will attend at one of these offices and travel expenses can be paid.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Volunteers will be paid travel expenses on production of valid receipt for public travel, this can be done on a day to day basis or on a monthly basis. If the volunteer is not on a suitable public transport route, then mileage can be claimed.
Taster available: Yes
Training details: Good support and relevant training provided to all volunteers. Foundation training is mandatory and involves 3 full days, this is followed by shadowing experienced staff or volunteers before gaining accreditation. Staff are available for debrief and on-going support. Further training available.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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