Under 18's Community Service Volunteer (Victim Support)
Throughout Northern Ireland
Victim Support NI
Under 18’s Community
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.
We need volunteers for both our Belfast and Foyle hubs
If you are interested in this volunteering opportunity
please email our Volunteering Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org