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Volunteer training

Supporting victims and witnesses is important and sensitive work and so we put a high value on training.  If you decide to become a volunteer, we’ll help you broaden your knowledge and learn new skills including:

  • how the Irish criminal justice system works
  • the ways that people are affected by crime
  • how to improve your skills to communicate with people sympathetically
  • how to deal with diversity and awkward situations
  • understanding the need for confidentiality
  • personal safety

 

How to apply

If you’d like to volunteer for V-SAC, the first step is to complete the form which you will find by double-clicking on the heading “Volunteering with us” at the top of the page.

You can either complete the form online and e-mail it to us, or print it out and post it to us.

If you are posting your application, please send your completed form  to:

Victim Support at Court,
Áras Ui Dhálaigh,
Four Courts,
Dublin 7

If you submit your application by email to us at manager@vsac.ie, we’ll ask you to sign your form when you come to the office for the first time as you won’t be able to sign the form electronically.

Some ‘small print’

As part of your application to volunteer for V-SAC, we are required to do a vetting check with An Garda Síochána. This is for the protection of the victims and witnesses we help. Having a criminal record does not automatically disqualify someone from volunteering.

Volunteer experiences

To be added