It’s a challenging role and not everyone can do it. The Road Victims Trust usually recruits new Volunteer Counsellors each year and we would like to hear from anyone interested in finding out more about the role and the training we offer.
While rewarding, the role of a Road Victims Trust Volunteer Counsellor is emotionally demanding. Our volunteers support people who have either experienced the sudden death of a loved one or the horror of being involved in a fatal or serious road collision. The work also encompasses support during the legal processes that follow in the wake of the collision.
Due to the nature of the emotional and practical support that the Volunteer Counsellor undertakes we have in place a stringent recruitment and training process. An initial interview is carried out to assess if candidates are suitable for the rigours of the training course and as a prospective Volunteer Counsellor. The interview is also your chance to check out if this work is for you.
Once the training course has been successfully completed our Volunteer Counsellors are themselves supported by regular individual supervision, volunteer support group meetings and additional on-going training relevant to the work.
A Volunteer Counsellor would be expected to have on average two clients a week. The majority of the work is undertaken as a one-hour home visit and so with travel, report writing, supervision and meetings about 6-8 hours per week is needed to fulfil the role.
Are you ready for the challenge?
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