Volunteers Week Profile: Ross – Victim’s Bureau Volunteer
Ross is currently studying at college and has been a Dorset Police Victim’s Bureau Volunteer since September 2014.
Ross tells us why he chose to volunteer for this role:
“My ambition has always been to join the police and support my local community. I am currently studying a Uniformed Public Service course at college so when I saw this volunteering role I thought it would be really interesting and would give me a varied insight into Dorset Police, as well as allow me to utilise the knowledge I am learning at college.”
A Victim’s Bureau Volunteer plays a vital role in providing updates to victims of crime, Ross explains:
“I provide assistance to the Victim Bureau Officers by working within their team to provide support to victims of crime across Dorset. As a Victim’s Bureau Volunteer I have regular and frequent contact with victims where I have to provide them with news about how their case is progressing.”
Ross explains why he enjoys the role:
“Along-side my college course I volunteer as a Victim’s Bureau Volunteer for at-least two afternoons a week. I find the role very rewarding as I am providing support and advice to those who have been affected by crime. I really enjoy working in a dynamic team with a wide variety of Dorset Police staff including those in other departments and police officers too."
Dorset Police have various different voluntary roles. Follow this link to find out more
Issued: 2 June 2015