A CHARITY set up to support people affected by crime across Scotland has launched a new campaign to recruit more than 200 volunteers.

Victim Support Scotland (VSS) provides emotional, practical and financial support to people who have been the victim of, or have been affected by, crime.

Their network of volunteers supports victims and witnesses when they need it most, making a real difference in their community and empowering people to move forward after a crime.

Volunteers’ duties with VSS include providing advice to people who have been called to give evidence in the country’s courts, including how to prepare for an appearance as a witness or complainer, and working with court staff to provide any special measures required for young or vulnerable witnesses.

These exciting volunteer roles offer the chance to access a range of development opportunities, including new support skills and gain experience of working within the criminal justice sector.

Volunteers will help people in the community and at court, supported by a team of staff and fellow volunteers.

Find out more at victimsupport.scot/volunteer.