Our commitment to volunteers

Victim Support is actively committed to encouraging and promoting the positive contribution of our diverse volunteers. We embrace anyone who wants to volunteer with us, regardless of age, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sexuality, gender, disability, marital or civil partnership status, gender reassignment status, socio-economic background, religion or belief. Everyone should be able to bring their whole authentic self to Victim Support.

We will ensure that this is reflected in our practices, policies and services. We’re working towards the elimination of discrimination (whether direct, indirect or through victimisation or harassment) and will not tolerate any discrimination relating to issues of equality, diversity or inclusion. Everyone at Victim Support has a responsibility to ensure equality, diversity and inclusion are upheld in all we do.

Find out more about our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy.

“I feel part of Victim Support because it values diversity, inclusion and fairness at every level.” – Faiz, Greater Manchester

You can expect Victim Support to support you while volunteering by making the following commitments to you. We will:

  • Communicate clearly with you
  • Ensure that you have a manager who you can contact with any questions or concerns that you might have
  • Keep you up-to-date with volunteering activities through the Volunteer Update, a monthly e-newsletter
  • Give you the correct training to enable you to carry out your volunteering role
  • Address any challenges or concerns in a fair and impartial manner
  • Uphold our values of equality and diversity
  • Respect differences and act in an inclusive and non-discriminatory manner
  • Uphold our zero-tolerance to violence and aggression.

We will uphold our organisational values of being Empowering, Inclusive, Collaborative and Independent.