Volunteers are crucial to the work of Victim Support Scotland. Without them, we could not continue to offer support in our local communities and within the court environment to the many 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.
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, from front-line to administration to fundraising, and more.
Most of our volunteers directly support people affected by crime in our Victim Service and Witness Service. 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. Find out more about the different volunteering roles with us below.