Volunteers are the backbone of our Organization. Without them, we couldn’t offer the services as we do to victims of crime. Our Volunteer Victim Assistance Workers fill a variety of roles including:
- Providing personalised emotional and practical support and information for victims at the time of the crisis
- Assisting the victim in identifying personal needs and support networks, providing information about relevant agencies and how to access specialist services
- Accessing external contactors, such as locksmiths or glaziers, to resecure properties to enable victims of break-ins to feel safe
- Contacting victims with follow up information about the offender or the offence
- Contributing the victims perspective at conferences where the victim themselves is not able to attend
We do one volunteer intake a year and our next intake will commence with an information night on January 21, 2019. Further information will be provided closer to that date.
All Volunteer Victim Assistance Workers are required to undergo a police check and must complete our 25 hour training program followed by a 3 month probationary period.
To increase our ability to support and provide services to the Indigenous community, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.
Other Volunteer Opportunities
If you have an interest in being part of our Organisation but a VAW role is not for you, you may have knowledge or skills that could prove invaluable to us and be utilised in other areas we are a community based incorporated Association and encourage you to contact us to discuss any ideas you have that might improve the situation for individual victims of crime in the Northern Territory.