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Our volunteers are a valued, essential part of the Victim Care team. Without them, we simply couldn’t help and support as many people as we do.

Victim Care volunteers have experienced crime in a number of ways, from liaising with agencies to acting as case workers and providing telephone support.

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Why should I become a volunteer?

Become one of our volunteers and you’ll be equipped with new skills that will enable you to help others move forward with their lives.

Helping people in unfortunate positions is a great way to give back to your community and is one of the most rewarding things you can do. You’ll meet likeminded people, have some fun along the way and gain a huge sense of fulfilment.

Some employers even offer time off work to volunteer with us as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility policy.

How much training will I receive?

We want you to feel confident, comfortable, calm and knowledgeable in order to support victims and witnesses of crime.

You’ll be provided with training that helps you listen, empathise and help people find the strength they need to move on and thrive.

Our basic training involves learning the intricacies of the criminal justice system, how to access support services, the impact of crime and personal safety. We also offer regular one-to-ones, learning and much more.

We’re always looking for passionate volunteers to help us across a range of areas. That enables you to choose the role and path for you.

What qualifications or experience do I need?

To become a volunteer with us, you simply need to be over the age of 18, be able to spare some of your time and have a desire to help. We’ll do everything else.

Find out more – get in touch today

If you’re interested in volunteering, call us on 0300 303 3706 or email nsvictimcare@victimsupport.org.

The only thing we’ll do is perform a check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) (formally known as a Criminal Records Bureau [CRB] check). Having a criminal record doesn’t automatically disqualify you from volunteering, and the check is purely for the protection of the people who access our service.