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Who can volunteer?

You don’t need qualifications or previous experience of this kind of work to volunteer for Victim Support. All you need is the willingness to help and a little time - we’ll do the rest. You can get involved in volunteering as early as 13 but you’ll need to be over the age of 18 to take on one of our support roles. 

As part of your application to volunteer for Victim Support, we have to do a check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). This is for the protection of the people we help. Please note that having a criminal record does not automatically disqualify someone from volunteering for our charity.

If you’re a student, we’d love to hear from you and may have roles that would fit well around your studies. We do ask that you consider how long you are able to commit for if you’re applying for one of our community support roles, due to the financial investment we make in our training. If you’re not sure whether you’ll be able to commit to a longer term volunteering opportunity then why not get involved in some fundraising!

Equality, diversity and inclusion

Victim Support is actively committed to encouraging and promoting the positive contribution of our diverse volunteers and service users. We embrace anyone who wants to volunteer with us or who receives our services, regardless of age, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sexuality, gender, disability, marital or civil partnership status, gender reassignment status, socio-economic background, religion or belief.

We will ensure that this is reflected in our practices, policies and services. We’re working towards the elimination of discrimination (whether direct, indirect or through victimisation or harassment) and will not tolerate any discrimination relating to issues of equality, diversity or inclusion. Everyone at Victim Support has a responsibility to ensure equality, diversity and inclusion are upheld in all we do.

Find out more about our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy.

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