Community Engagement Volunteer (Norfolk and Suffolk)
Could you help us to reach your local community and inform them about crime and our work?
Depending on your role, you could be:
- Using Victim Support’s materials along with your own experiences to present the work and values of the organisation to groups of people from all backgrounds and age ranges
- Informing the local community of how Victim Support can have a positive, lasting impact whilst supporting victims of crime
- Encouraging and growing local community engagement with Victim Support
- Attending local community events to raise awareness of Victim Support
- Supporting our local teams by writing to local organisations to secure funding
- Volunteering in one of our charity shops
- Helping to promote equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in the community on behalf of Victim Support
The benefits of volunteering at VS
- Comprehensive induction and one-to-one support for the role
- Access to the Employee Assistance Programme which provides free, confidential assistance with any work, personal or family issue
- Rewarding sense of having made a positive difference to people’s lives
- Learn about the work of criminal justice agencies
- Free access to a wide range of eLearning and training opportunities to develop new skills
- Ability to engage with the Victim Support Volunteer Panel who represent our volunteers at a national level across the organisation
VS is a ‘Disability Confident’ recruiter, committed to offering disabled people a guaranteed interview if they meet the minimum criteria for the volunteer role, subject to some exceptions.
VS is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive environment. We believe having a diverse cohort of volunteers allows us to represent the communities we serve and connect better with people affected by crime. We therefore welcome applicants from all backgrounds.
This opportunity is available to all applicants aged 18 and over. This role requires references and internal safeguarding checks. Volunteers will be asked to provide all relevant documents for VS to carry out these checks. All volunteers must have an active email address that they use regularly and be willing to engage in our electronic means of communication, keeping up-to-date with information on our intranet, maintaining personal details on our database, and engaging in two-way communication.
Download the specification for this community engagement role, in order to see further information on the role responsibilities, training, and required skills and experience.