The Witness Service provides practical and emotional support and information to witnesses so that they feel valued, respected and informed and able to give their best evidence in court.
The role is court-based and will involve providing support to witnesses, and their supporters, by explaining the court procedures and legal terminology, showing them around the courtroom before trial and sitting in the courtroom with them, when permitted.
Witness Service volunteers need to have a caring, mature, supportive and empathetic manner towards others. You need to be friendly and approachable with good listening and verbal communication skills.
A non-judgemental, impartial and confidential approach to supporting others is essential.
Volunteers need to have respect for the diversity of all people, which includes a commitment to the service’s objective of ensuring equal access is offered to all witnesses and their supporters.
Volunteers need to be committed, trustworthy, discreet and prepared to adhere to Citizens Advice Witness Service standards to ensure we deliver a high standard of service to our witnesses and victims.
- Suitable for under 18s
When can I volunteer?
Start Date: 22/07/2020
End Date: 22/01/2022
We are looking for someone who can commit to a minimum of one day per week (Mon - Fri) between the hours of 9 - 5pm for at least 18 months.
This opportunity is available Countywide.
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