Victim Support

Victim Support is an independent charity working towards a world where people affected by crime or traumatic events get the support they need and the respect they deserve.

We help people feel safer and find the strength to move beyond crime. Our support is free, confidential and tailored to your needs.

Our specialist teams deliver tailored support to help people recover from the effects of crime and traumatic events. We speak up for victims’ rights, ensuring their needs are met in the criminal justice system.


Our volunteers play a wide range of vital roles within Victim Support, providing emotional and practical support to people affected by crime, supporting our office teams with project work or administration, and raising much-needed funds.

Every day across England and Wales Victim Support volunteers generously give their time to help people move beyond crime. Their support helps people feel stronger, understood and able to move forward with their lives.

We always need new volunteers to join our local teams so please get in touch – we’d love to hear from you!

How to apply

We’re currently trialing an online recruitment platform for volunteers with a select number of roles. See our current opportunities to apply online or register your interest with your local Victim Support team if there are no relevant roles listed.

What happens after I register my interest?

  • The local team will be in touch within five working days to discuss the role in more detail with you.
  • You’ll then be sent an application pack to complete.
  • If your application is successful, you’ll be invited to an interview on the phone, at your local Victim Support office or another suitable location.
  • Depending on the role you’ve applied for, you can either start volunteering once your reference checks have been completed, or you may be registered for training .
  • Your manager will be able to answer any queries you might have about volunteering for Victim Support.

For an informal chat about volunteering with us, please call our national Volunteering Helpline on Freephone 0800 840 4207 or email us at We also welcome calls via Next Generation Text.

Go to Victim Support homepage

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