Victim Support looking for new crop of compassionate volunteers
Last year Victim Support helped up to 900 people in the New Plymouth area who were victims of crime and trauma.
They are now looking for between eight and 10 volunteers, Taranaki wide.
Rosemary Nicholson began volunteering for Victim Support last July, because she was looking for volunteer work, she said. “Having an organisation out there that offers support to victims of crime and trauma really appeals to me and I wanted to be a part of it.”
She feels privileged to be able to offer support to people at a traumatic time of their lives, she said. “I can personally remove myself, so I don’t take on their trauma as my trauma. And there’s always a supervisor to debrief with and that’s important if you want to have that conversation as well.”
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Taranaki Stuff: Helen Harvey, February 3, 2020