Victim Support Northern Ireland
Young Victim's Service Volunteer
About the Volunteer Opportunity
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.
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.
During social distancing much of the work happen on the telephone but face to face support would be offered through our offices and Hubs scattered across the country, once restrictions lift.
Previous experience working with children and young people is desirable, but not essential. A desire to work with children and young people who have experienced crime and good communication skills are essential.
There is a three day induction training course, child/young person specific training and additional organization wide training opportunities. Additionally, you will receive direct support from the service coordinator
About the Organisation
Victim Support NI is an independent charity which helps people affected by crime. We offer a free and confidential service, whether or not a crime has been reported and regardless of how long ago the event took place.
Register your interest
Volunteers may be required to complete an Access NI disclosure for some volunteering roles. A criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining a volunteer position.