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Victim Support

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Victim Support
121 - 131 Eastgate House
Eastgate Street

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Children and Young People Champion Volunteer - 3284


Could you help young people to build resilience and increase their awareness of crime and our services?

County/Borough: Gloucestershire
Office location: Victim Support, Eastgate House, 121-131 Eastgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1PX
Full time/Part time: Flexible (Volunteer Only)
Hours per week: 1-2
Work schedule: On average 1-2 hours per week during weekday school hours
Basic Salary: Voluntary
Contract type: Volunteering
DBS required?:Yes
Police vetting required?:No
Ref No: 3284

What will I be doing?

• Delivering workshops within school and youth settings that look to work with young people to build up their resilience and awareness of crime.
• Helping give schools and youth settings the skills necessary to recognise when a crime has happened and giving them the knowledge of how to refer a child to VS for support.
• Supporting the social media for the You Got This Glos CYP project including the promotion of the website and live chat.
• Building links with the community by contacting schools and youth groups to promote the offer of workshops and talks.
• Promoting VS at events, including Fresher’s Fayres and College/Sixth Form Open Days.

What skills do I need?
• Approachable and non-judgemental manner.
• Good listening and verbal communication skills.
• The confidence to speak at local events in front of an audience.
• Basic IT skills.
• Ability to volunteer within our values, policies and procedures.

How much time am I expected to give?
• Ideally you would volunteer for 1-2 hours within weekday school hours for a period of at least 12 months, so that you can get the most out of the role and to provide some continuity to the victims and witnesses that we support.

What does the training involve?
• Foundation - this is eLearning that will take an average of 12 hours to complete over a 2-week period.

What are the benefits?
• Full induction, one-to-one support for the role, and opportunities for excellent training and to develop new skills.
• All volunteers have free access to the Employee Access 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.
• All volunteers have free access to a wide range of e-learning opportunities.

What opportunities do I get?
• Join a team of like-minded people.
• Contribute to our valuable work.
• Ability to engage with the Victim Support Volunteer Panel.
• Opportunities to join in project teams and influence development throughout the organisation.

Please click on Apply Now.

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.

Closing date for applications: 24/11/2021

Salary: UNPAID

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