Are you passionate about helping people and making a different in their lives? If so, we would like to invite you to join our volunteer support worker team.
Victim Support is a national organisation providing information, support and advocacy services to victims of serious crime and trauma and we are now recruiting new volunteers for frontline work and court support. To be part of the team, you’ll have the following qualities:
We will provide comprehensive initial training and different specialist training alongside with regular supervision.
The next initial training intake will be mid May 2017
For further information please contact 09 268 5807 or 0800 865 868 or visit our volunteer page here
Your role will be to advise and support victims prior to and during the court processes.
Opportunities at Auckland, Manukau and Waitakere courts. Comprehensive training will be given.
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, prepare 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 license, Police check, efficient in submitting case notes on time via computer, reliable, and able to attend initial training program and ongoing training meetings. Criminal background check is required.
Training includes: Victim Support Induction Training Programme which is held over two weekends, followed by specialist training for court companion volunteers which is held over two weekdays. Ongoing monthly workshop training is provided as is supervision and debriefing.
The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form here
Victim Support works in partnership with approved registered counsellors for some crimes.
Counsellors, psychotherapists, and other health professionals who wish to be considered for the role of a Victim Support approved registered counsellor must meet the following criteria:
If you are interested in becoming an approved registered counsellor for Victim Support, please download & complete the application form
No closing date