Community Service Volunteer Children and Young People's Service
This volunteer role will work as part of a small team in Victim Support NI serving a brand-new support programme for children and young people affected by crime. Led by a staff Coordinator the team of volunteers will meet with children and young people often accompanied by their parents who need some support to cope with the impact of the crime. We will not be involved with the most serious crimes like sexual violence but with most others and the role will involve putting the child and family at ease and taking them through a needs assessment exercise.
Volunteers will be based at our offices in our Belfast and Foyle Hubs.
During social distancing much of this may happen on the telephone but face to face support would be offered through our offices and Hubs scattered across the country. Launching in late September this is an exciting much-needed new service for which we need volunteers who enjoy work and communicating with children and young people. You would be joining a busy volunteer team at VSNI and as such be able to participate in wider volunteer events and training throughout the year.
We will provide training including the well established VSNI training programme that all our volunteers and staff attend but also a two day training programme delivered by the charity Children in NI which covers child protection and care issues. Volunteers will be supported by a dedicated staff Coordinator providing easy channels for additional help and support whenever its needed.
If you would like further information or to discuss our volunteering opportunities please contact: Nyree Tubritt, Volunteer Development Officer, email [email protected], telephone 028 9024 3133
Volunteer Development Officer
2, Albany house,
73-75 Great Victoria St
Due to the nature of our work all prospective volunteers must complete an application form, attend a formal interview and complete an enhanced AccessNI disclosure check.