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Informal Support Worker - Wigtownshire/Stewartry

  • VO39047


Description

Victim Support volunteers are offered full training and support to act as part of a team, offering home-visiting, appointment and telephone support to people affected by crime. Volunteers will work in the local community. Victim Support has a very flexible attitude to volunteers' availability.

Organisation aims and objectives

Victim Support Scotland is the lead voluntary organisation in Scotland helping people affected by crime. It provides emotional support, practical help and essential information to victims, witnesses and others affected by crime. The service is free, confidential and is provided by volunteers through a network of community based victim and youth justice services and court based witness services.

Restrictions

Insurance purposes.
Experience required: Life experience, open-minded, non-judgemental, enthusiastic.
Travel details: Training is held outwith the region. Travel expenses are available for both training and follow-up work. Transport can be arranged if necessary.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: 34p a mile or public transport reimbursed asap.
Training details: 10 week course/one evening per week. 3 month probation period. Selection interview for course after application pack. Peer group support and further ongoing training.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 4 months ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.