Basildon & Castle Point

Volunteering

Volunteers can become involved in Victim Support in a variety of ways:-

  • Visiting victims of crime at home
  • Seeing victims of crime at the Victim Support office
  • Supporting witnesses at Court
  • Assisting at the office
  • Fundraising

Volunteer visitors usually work in their own areas. Training is provided together with the opportunity to meet new people and develop skills and qualities useful in other areas of life. The initial training programme is approximately 15 hours; for those who wish to work in the Court it is usual to visit the Court several times in the company of an existing volunteer as a first step in the training programme.

Volunteer visitors can work during the day, evenings or weekends but those working in the Court need to be available during the day.

References and Police checks are a requirement before accreditation is given.

We need volunteers who are understanding and good listeners and who can get on with people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds. No previous experience is necessary because comprehensive training is given to National Standards. We do have age limits of 18-75 for insurance purposes.

If you have time to spare, have an interest in people, want to learn more about the Criminal Justice system, then why not contact us.

Your Scheme needs you!

Telephone 01268 273703 for Victim Support and the Magistrates Court Witness Service.
Or 01268 458127 for Crown Court Witness Service.