Your journey to becoming a VSS support volunteer

Congratulations on taking the first step to becoming a Victim Support Scotland volunteer!

Volunteer to help victims of crime in Scotland by becoming a Victim Support Scotland (VSS) support volunteer, not only are you making a huge difference to the lives and wellbeing of people affected by crime across Scotland, but you are also making an investment in your own professional and personal development.

Apply now to be a Victim Support Scotland support volunteer

Court business has been heavily impacted by the Covid pandemic. Now is an exciting time to join VSS as we work towards court business increasing between now and September.

About us

As Scotland’s leading charity to supporting all victims, witnesses and families of all crime types across Scotland, you will be joining a committed team dedicated to helping people with practical and emotional support in the aftermath of a crime.

We support victims of crime, witnesses and their family members, regardless of who they are and their circumstances. Our service is independent, free, non-judgemental and confidential. We offer bespoke support, personalised to the needs of each individual.

About you

We are looking for enthusiastic and committed people from all backgrounds from across Scotland.

While qualifications and experience are good to have, what’s more important to us is to have a ‘can do’ attitude and are committed to providing compassionate and informative services to people who have been affected by crime.

You could be a student or recent graduate who is keen to build their CV; or you could be a mid-career professional who is looking to take their life in a different direction. We are open to applications from people from all walks of life.

We know that our volunteers have busy lives, so we agree time commitments with each individual volunteer. However, we ask for:

  • A minimum commitment of approximately eight hours a week, to make a lasting impact on people’s lives.
  • A minimum commitment of at least one year, ideally two, so that you might get the most out of development opportunities and your support experience.