Getting involved with paid jobs, volunteering and other opportunities in your community
Volunteers provide support information and practical assistance to people affected by crime and trauma. This might be just hours after the incident, or in the days and weeks, sometimes months, later.
Firstly, you must have a car and a current driver’s license. You’ll be the sort of person that’s a good listener and communicator, and you’ll be able to problem solve calmly during times of high stress. You will need to have access to, and know how to use, a computer as you will be taught how to enter data into our database.
Victim Support volunteers come from all walks of life. They are men and women of all ages who have different occupations and interests. Victim Support volunteers have an absolute commitment to helping people when they need it most – after a crime or trauma.
If you are interested in volunteering with Victim Support, please head to www.victimsupport.org.nz and click "volunteer". Victim Support has locations throughout New Zealand and we are looking to increase our volunteer base in the Eastern Bay.
We’ll get in touch and if you meet our criteria we’ll send you an information pack. Then you just need to send that back to us and someone will contact you to arrange an interview.
The interview is designed to make sure you have the right skills and attributes to become a volunteer. If you’re successful at the interview we’ll do a police and reference check. You’ll be given consent forms for this after the interview. Then you’ll be invited to attend an Initial Training Programme (ITP) to train to become a volunteer.