It’s what we do for one another

Crime can affect anyone in Scotland. And every one of us can help.

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Scotland is a nation of kind and compassionate people. When times get tough, we rally round. We step up when we’re needed, and we look out for one another. It’s not because we want recognition, it’s just what we do.

And it’s what we do here at Victim Support Scotland. Our team of volunteers offer guidance, emotional support and practical assistance to help anyone affected by crime, including victims, witnesses and their families and friends.

We’re an independent charity, powered by our volunteers. Our job is to support people from every corner of Scotland, and right now, we need more volunteers from all over the country who can help us continue the work we do.

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Volunteer registration form

We want to make sure you find the right volunteer role that you can thrive in. Complete the form below and let us know why you want to volunteer.

What our volunteers do

In short, you’ll be providing practical and emotional support to people living in your local area, at a time when they need it most. We don’t expect you to have all the answers however, and the team here at Victim Support Scotland will be on hand to assist you and provide any training you may need.

Our volunteers will support people directly, both in the community and within a court environment, although opportunities aren’t limited to this. We have various roles at our National Support Centre, as well as other specialist service roles, and we can help you find the one that best fits your skills and experiences.

Anybody over the age of 18 who is located in Scotland can apply. We are flexible and can help you fit in your hours around student timetables, work, family or personal commitments.

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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What our volunteers benefit from

  • Volunteering with us can be challenging but it is extremely rewarding. You’ll be supporting people when they need it most, helping them to recover and empowering them to move forward.
  • You’ll gain frontline experience of working within the criminal justice sector alongside like-minded people who share a passion for social justice.
  • You’ll learn new skills and gain access to a range of professional training courses relevant to your volunteering role.
  • You’ll be making a positive impact within your community as a member of a team actively working to reduce the impact of crime.

“As a student it’s so hard to gain experience in the criminal justice sector. Volunteering here was the best decision I made.”

Sarah, Volunteer