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Under 18's Community Service Volunteer (Victim Support)

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Victim Support NI

Under 18’s Community Service Volunteer

Role Description

This volunteer role will work as part of a small team in Victim Support NI serving a brand-new support programme for children and young people affected by crime. Led by a staff Coordinator the team of volunteers will meet with children and young people often accompanied by their parents who need some support to cope with the impact of the crime. We will not be involved with the most serious crimes like sexual violence but with most others and the role will involve putting the child and family at ease and taking them through a needs assessment exercise.

During social distancing much of this may happen on the telephone but face to face support would be offered through our offices and Hubs scattered across the country. Launching in late September this is an exciting much-needed new service for which we need volunteers who enjoy work and communicating with children and young people. You would be joining a busy volunteer team at VSNI and as such be able to participate in wider volunteer events and training throughout the year.

Training Provided
Initial training will include the well established VSNI training programme that all our volunteers and staff attend but also a two day training programme delivered by the charity Children in NI which covers child protection and care issues. Volunteers will be supported by a dedicated staff Coordinator providing easy channels for additional help and support whenever its needed.

Hours
Victim Support NI would love to hear from you if you can spare a few hours a week on a consistent basis.

Location

We need volunteers for both our Belfast and Foyle hubs

Enquiries

If you are interested in this volunteering opportunity please email our Volunteering Officer at volunteer@victimsupportni.org.uk

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