Victim Support Scotland (Angus)

Charity registered in Scotland SC002138

To provide a community based response to the needs of victims of crime delivered by volunteers and staff, trained and accredited to National Standards, offering free, confidential emotional support and practical help


Current opportunity

Join Victim Support Scotland in a volunteering role like no other! As we recover from the Coronavirus pandemic, we are on the lookout for talented and committed people to help victims, witnesses and their families to move forward after a crime. Victims of crime often feel a range of emotions such as anxiety, confusion and anger, while witnesses may feel confused, anxious and overwhelmed by the court system. As a support volunteer, you will provide help and support in both local communities and within the court environment, ensuring people receive the high-quality support and care they need. You will: • Discuss service users’ needs by telephone, face-to-face visits or other means, agreeing next steps at the end of each contact • 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 This is a great opportunity to: • Learn new skills and gain experience of working within the criminal justice sector • Gain access to a range of in-depth training courses that are relevant to your volunteering role, resulting in accreditation • Positively affect your community as a member of a team actively working to reduce the impact of crime For a full role description, visit: victimsupport.scot/volunteer