We are looking for volunteers to assist with providing immediate and ongoing support to victims of crime and trauma. Part of your role will be to advise the victims on their rights, listen and talk, assist and support victims at Court trials and hearings, and give the victims help to access other support services.
Our mission is that "Victims of crime and trauma are in control of restoring their lives". The aim of Victim Support is exactly that: we will look at all ways that we can to support a victim. This may include advocacy, just listening, Court support, financial aid, and preparing victim impact statements for court. Our purpose is to help the victim regain control and to rebuild their lives.
Empathy, good communication, non-judgmental attitude, confidentiality, computer literate and access to a computer, full driving licence, satisfactory Police check, efficient in submitting case notes on time via the computer, reliability and ability to commit to the roster and the ongoing training meetings.
Volunteers are provided with regular supervision with a service coordinator both by phone and in person. After initial training and an intern period, monthly ongoing training is provided
We require at least one 12 hour shift per week. This means that the Support Worker can go about their everyday business, but they must be contactable so our Contact Service can reach them. This may result in the Support Worker attending a crisis call out or it may just result in the Support Worker making a phone call to the victim. We provide 24/7 365 days support and the shifts are 7am-7pm or 7pm-7am. A twelve-month commitment is expected.
The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.