It’s illegal for anyone to threaten or intimidate a witness. Contact the police as soon as possible.
We need enthusiastic volunteers who are keen to develop their skills. Volunteers should have a desire to help others, be non-judgmental and able to maintain confidentiality. They need to have the ability to abide by Victim Support policies and procedures, listen and help victims and accept regular support and supervision.
Whether you want to work directly with people or whether your skills are in administration, publicity, fundraising or some other area, we are keen to involve you.
If you would like to learn new skills or build on the ones you already have, we can offer you many opportunities to stretch yourself, meet new people and develop your interests.
Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, and be able to give a time commitment to the Victim Service of approximately two to four hours per week, for one year minimum, and for the Witness Service, one full day per week.
All volunteers undergo an Enhanced Disclosure Check and references are taken up as part of our safer recruitment in order to protect our clients. If you have a criminal record, we won't necessarily exclude you. We will make individual assessments in every case.
Reasonable travel and subsistence expenses may be reimbursed whilst on voluntary duties.
You do not need any specific skills as we will provide comprehensive training. Foundation Training takes place on a regular basis throughout the year and takes about 21 hours to complete.
If you are interested in being a volunteer, please read the Volunteer Agreement on the National Website.
If you wish to apply to volunteer with Victim Support Ayrshire there are two ways to do this.