Victim Support at Court: Volunteer - Blanchardstown District Court

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Victim Support at Court: Blanchardstown District Court

About Victim Support at Court

Victim Support at Court or V-SAC is the only voluntary service in Ireland dedicated solely to court accompaniment for victims of crime, their families and witnesses. We are at the forefront of delivering a high-quality court accompaniment service within the Irish judicial system. Hearing days are every Tuesday afternoons (12.30pm to 3pm) and Wednesday (10am to 3pm). Volunteers are only required during the duration of court sittings.

Our services are free and available to anyone who has been a victim of crime. Our trained volunteers provide:

  • Someone to talk to in confidence during the hearing
  • Information about An Garda Síochána and court procedures
  • Referrals to other organisations/ sources of support
  • Information about victims’ rights and information on other sources of help

What's required for this position

Volunteers must be able to provide a non-judgmental listening ear for the victim. Empathy & confidentiality are most important and awareness of and adherence to the boundaries of the role.

  • Empathy and a willingness to support victims of crime
  • Excellent listening, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility, reliability and willingness to travel
  • Self-motivated
  • Comfortable working independently
  • Possesses the ability to work in very busy or quiet environments
  • Ability to follow guidelines and represent the charity in a positive manner
  • Common sense approach
  • Light administration
  • 1 year commitment

What you will receive

  • Regular support and supervision
  • The chance to meet and help people from all walks of life
  • Personal development opportunities
  • A real opportunity to make a difference to people’s lives
  • Formal reference given upon request

Other Details

Due to the nature of working with vulnerable people we have a comprehensive screening process:

  • Online application form
  • One to one meeting
  • Two day training
  • 6-8 weeks of shadowing an experienced volunteer (depending on how many days you can volunteer)

Please apply through our website or contact Niamh at info@vsac.ieBottom of Form

Closing date 3/2/2023

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
18th Jan, 2023
Dublin 15
Expiry Date
3rd Feb, 2023