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Victim Support Scotland needs volunteers to support victims of crime and witnesses attending court in West Dunbartonshire. Volunteers may be involved in a range of activities, including making contact with victims/witnesses by phone, supporting witnesses attending court and visiting victims in their own homes to offer practical and emotional support in the aftermath of crime.
Rape Crisis Grampian (RCG) are looking for creative and enthusiastic volunteers to support our social media activity and update our website to promote our services in Grampian area. Main duties can include:
*Identifying opportunities and themes for social media content in line with RCG goals and objectives.
*Co-managing our social media channels, research and post relevant content.
*Updating our social media guidelines for staff and volunteers.
*Increasing the reach of new online content.
*Inputting into how content is best promoted across all our marketing channels.
*Updating our website blog with relevant content.
Please apply via email with you name and Social Media Volunteer Application in the Subject Line. Please include the following: information about yourself, why you are interested in working with RCG, and any relevant qualifications and experience.
Applications should be sent to: Wilma Thompson, RCG Manager at email@example.com
Victim Support Scotland Volunteer
How can you support victims and witnesses of crime?
Victims of crime often feel a range of emotions in the aftermath of an offence. It is Victim Support Scotland’s role to provide victims and witnesses of crime emotional and practical support in person, online, and in court. Volunteers are supported by VSS staff who manage the service.
How would you help?
Our volunteers provide emotional support, practical help, information and guidance through the criminal justice system. We aim to empower people who have been impacted by crime, to move on with their lives.
• Discuss service users’ needs by telephone, webchat, appointments and face-to-face contact, agreeing next steps at the end of each contact
• Help service users feel more confident by arranging and conducting court familiarisation visits
• Support service users in the court room and other appropriate locations on the day of the trial, liaising with court officials on behalf of the service users.
• Feedback and agree follow-up actions with staff members
• Provide administrative support in completing the service users journey
What benefits would I get?
Volunteering with Victim Support Scotland can be challenging and also extremely rewarding. As a volunteer you will:
• Support people when they most need it
• Learn new skills and knowledge of the criminal justice sector
• Gain access to a range of specialist training courses that are relevant to your volunteering role
• Positively contribute to your community as a member of a team actively working to reduce the impact of crime
• A chance to give something back
• Receive support in your volunteering role to deliver services effectively
• All reasonable expenses (e.g. travel) will be reimbursed
What is the time commitment?
We know that our volunteers have busy lives, so we agree the time commitment with each individual volunteer. However, we ask for:
• a minimum commitment of approximately one day per week, however this may vary depending upon the needs of the service.
• a minimum commitment of at least 1 year so that they might get the most out of a volunteering role.
How can I apply?
The people we support come from all communities across Scotland, as do our volunteers. We welcome new volunteers from all backgrounds and languages.
To ensure we provide the best possible service to people affected by crime, we ask all volunteers to follow our processes. This will involve:
• Joining the Disclosure Scotland PVG scheme
• Providing two satisfactory references
• Completing our three day ‘Introduction to Victim Support Scotland’ training module
• Signing and abiding by Victim Support Scotland’s Confidentiality agreement
• Commitment to Data Protection
• Volunteer Agreement
The Clackmannanshire Befriending Project recruit and train volunteers to befriend isolated, vulnerable and disadvantaged young people (aged 8-18) in the local area. Volunteers are matched one to one with a young person, meet them on a regular basis and participate in activities in the community. This could be after school, in the evening or at weekends, depending on volunteer availability. Befrienders are to be reliable, trusting and a positive role model.
Activities are “timeout” for young people who often live in difficult circumstances. These young people often benefit from an adult befriender who they can talk to and trust, as well as providing them with a reason to get out of the house. The project helps young people with their social skills, self-esteem, school attendance/ performance, resilience, personal safety/ health and relationships.
Young people are referred from local schools, social work or other partners. Befrienders are aged 18 years or over, have spare time on a regular basis and are committed to befriending for a minimum period of 12 months. If you are interested, contact us today for an informal chat.
We are looking for someone to help design wall graphic’s for our new alcohol safety set. Require someone with their own graphic design package to do this work.
A fantastic opportunity to help. All assistance is greatly appreciated. For more details please contact Jacqueline Wilson, Office Manager at email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 01224 823157.
The role is diverse but demanding. You could be doing anything from policing a football match to assisting at a road accident. Special Constables also police major sporting and public events and provide an excellent bridge between the Police Service and the public, representing both the community within the police service and the police service within local communities.
Specials come from all walks of life and the role can suit those who are able to commit the time to volunteer alongside their own paid employment. It can also be a way for people to experience the role who are considering it as a future career.
You must meet our essential criteria to join and go through the application process. You’ll receive training that is closely aligned to the content of the initial training provided to Probationer Officers, ensuring you are ready to police your streets.
The Police Scotland Youth Volunteers (PSYV) programme aims to strengthen the relationship with the Police and young people, breaking down barriers and promoting positive role models. Police Scotland Youth Volunteers promotes a practical way for young people to understand policing by supporting the Police in their local area through volunteering. As part of this, young people are given a chance for their voice to be heard and encouraged to promote good citizenship. The programme is open to all young people aged between 13 – 18, this allows those people to get an insight into policing in Scotland and inspire individuals to participate positively within their communities.
Rape Crisis Grampian is a fully inclusive service which provides free, confidential support to survivors of rape and sexual violence aged of 13 years and over.
To enable us to provide a consistent service, Survivors are supported by Volunteer Support Workers. We currently have a pool of eleven Volunteers who offer face to face, email or telephone support.
Support Volunteers undertake a comprehensive selection and training process and will be registered with the PVG – Protection of Vulnerable Groups scheme.
We are looking for individuals who are:
*Empathetic, non-judgemental and good listeners
*Able to commit to volunteering for at least 12 months and a minimum of three hours per week
*Able to maintain confidentiality and anonymity
*Open to gaining an understanding about rape and sexual violence and its impacts on individuals.
Excellent training and support is provided to all volunteers. Including sixty hours of training. The training is comprehensive and ensures all Volunteers are equipped with the skills necessary to support Survivors. Debriefing is provided after each support session and volunteers are further supported via quarterly group Supervision as an additional means of support.
If you would like more information or to apply please contact our Volunteer Coordinator on: 01224 590932 or email: email@example.com
Direct opportunity to save lives and, especially, young lives.
We are desperately short of volunteer “Observers” (tutors) to help people improve their driving up to Institute of Advanced Motorists Advanced Driver level. We will train you to that level if you don't already hold an appropriate qualification then further train you to become an Observer and train others.
*WE NEED YOU -
*Could you shape future generations? *Are you looking to make a difference in our city? *Do you have free time Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays? *Are you looking to gain valuable skills and experience to boost your CV? *Are you looking for something new, meaningful and exciting to do in your life?
If the answer to any of those questions is YES; then we have the perfect opportunity for you!
Absafe is the North-East of Scotland’s only charity dedicated to safety education. From our facility, The Safe, we create a safety adventure to make learning about safety and risk assessment an experience to remember. There are 6 rooms at our premises – The Safe - each teaching a different aspect of health and safety including internet safety, fire safety, road safety, rail safety, bullying and hate crime, home safety and solvent abuse We’re with you on your safety journey - from interactive lessons for children and safety awareness for school leavers, to safety engagement in the workplace and community. And this is where we need YOU!
Volunteering at Absafe is an experience like no other. As one of our volunteers, you’re part of a close-knit team, all with a common goal – to use education to save lives. You’ll help us deliver our dynamic safety sessions with the Absafe team to young people and all we ask for is plenty of energy, a positive attitude and an interest in developing your own skills.
The safe can’t operate on a daily basis without volunteers; they are the life force of our operation. If you think you could add any value to our team or you’re looking to add skills and experience to your CV please get in touch. For more information about The Safe or how you could help please contact us at Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or via our website: http://www.absafe.org.uk/