Volunteering with VS helps Marilyn feel she is giving something back to the community
Marilyn volunteers with Victim Support to help witnesses deal with the difficult experience of attending court to give evidence.
“I thoroughly enjoy volunteering for Victim Support and feel that I have made a difference. I feel that I have been lucky in my life and want to give something back to the community.
“It’s a privilege to be able to help people during what can be a very taxing time. Witnesses are usually anxious and it’s great that I can help them relax during their time at court simply by chatting to them about mundane things and being a calming presence.
“I find that it helps to have a non-partial and non-judgemental attitude as one day you are supporting a witness from the defence and another day you are helping a victim from the prosecution of the same case.”