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PCC Praises Role of Victim Support Volunteers to Students

PCC at the Volunteer Fair

Cleveland’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) will herald the important work of Victim Support volunteers to Teesside University students at an event tomorrow.

Around 40 students will see the opportunities available to them after registering their interest in becoming a victim support volunteer at the PCC’s Criminal Justice Volunteers Fair in October.

Staff from the charity will take students through case studies on how they support victims and how the organisation works. Those who are selected will not only be able to help people in their local community, but boost their career prospects with additional experience on their CV.

Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger said: "Becoming a volunteer provides the opportunity to spend free time doing something worthwhile and the experience gives a competitive edge in the jobs market.  The Volunteers Fair was a success and I’m pleased to continue to develop the interest throughout 2014."

Jayne Forman, Senior Service Delivery Manager for Victim Support, said: "The event will give the students a real insight into the criminal justice system and what it’s really like to support a victim or witness of crime. We are looking for enthusiastic and dedicated students to add to our amazing team of volunteers in Cleveland."

Teesside University’s Volunteer Co-ordinator Jayne Villiers added: "Volunteering is something we encourage our students to get involved in – it provides fantastic experience and enhances their CVs. We are delighted that so many students have shown an interest in volunteering opportunities with Victim Support and look forward to a successful partnership."

 

Posted on Monday 13th January 2014
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