Volunteers are the backbone of our Organization. Without them, we couldn’t offer the services as we do to victims of crime. They span all ages and come from all walks of life; previous victims, professionals, students, and people with time to give to helping others.
Victims of Crime NT Inc. are always looking for expressions of interest from individuals who enjoy a challenge and would like to become volunteer Victim Assistance Workers (VAW).
The role of a VAW is wide and varied and encompasses:
- 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
Applying to become a Victim Assistance Worker involves the following process: Applicants must attend an interview with a Victims Of Crime NT Inc. staff member, a committee member and a member of the NT Police. A police check is authorized by the applicant at this time.
Successful applicants will be offered positions in the Intake Training Course, equating to 40 hours of professional training.
Successful completion of the training course is followed up with a post training meeting with our Volunteer Coordinator in order to clarify any queries or concerns. At this point the volunteer then partakes in a 3 month probation period before graduating as a VAW. Ongoing commitments include attendance at a monthly training session, usually held on the third Wednesday of each month, and monthly supervision sessions.
A Volunteer Assistance Worker Position Description and Application are available for interested persons by contacting the Victims of Crime NT Inc office.
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, such as being a member of our Committee or by assisting in the office with administrationive tasks.
To find out more, please contact the Victims of Crime NT Inc office.