Volunteers are crucial to the work of Victim Support Scotland. With the help of our excellent volunteers, we provide support in our local communities and courts to people affected by crime throughout Scotland.

Volunteering with us will give you the opportunity to directly support those affected by crime in your community and gain some valuable skills along the way. You can find out more about our work on our About us page.

Why volunteer with us? 
Volunteering with us can be challenging, but also extremely rewarding. As a volunteer you will gain many benefits, such as:

  • Supporting people when they most need it, helping them to recover from what can be a very distressing time in their life and empowering them to move forward
  • Learning new skills and gaining experience of working within the criminal justice sector
  • Gaining access to a range of training courses that are relevant to your volunteering role
  • Positively affecting your community as a member of a team actively working to reduce the impact of crime
  • Working with like-minded people with a passion for social justice

If you’re interested in volunteering with us, visit our volunteer application page for more information.

What our volunteers do

There are many varied volunteering roles with Victim Support Scotland.

Many of our volunteers directly support people affected by crime in the community and in the court environment. But our volunteering opportunities are far from limited to these, and we aim to offer volunteering options to fit the skills and experiences of anyone interested in supporting our organisation.

We need you!

We're looking for committed and compassionate volunteers to support victims and witnesses in the community, in the court environment, over the phone or via our webchat service. Find out how you can make a difference to people affected by crime.

Your journey to becoming a VSS support volunteer

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National Support Centre support volunteers

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