Supporter - Victim Support Scotland

Opportunity details
Volunteers are required to provide emotional and practical support to victims and those affected by crime. Support is provided in both the local community and court setting. Support includes but is not limited to - Time to talk, help with compensation claims, information about other agencies and supporting throughout the criminal justice system. Our volunteers come with a wide range of skills and experience. We are looking for flexible, adaptable and non-judgemental individuals who are able to get on with people of all ages and backgrounds. Support offered by volunteers is provided through a variety of contact methods - telephone support, home visits, office appointments and support within the court setting. We offer volunteers the chance to build on and learn new skills, and give them a chance to meet new people and develop their interest.

Organisation aims and objectives
The Witness Service exists to help people through the judicial process by providing practical and emotional support. This facility is set up in the court building and is confidential, and provided by trained volunteers. The service is free and available to ALL witnesses attending court regardless of age, sex, religion, sexual orientation, disability or social class.

Minimum age: 18

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