Victim Care Cadre (VCC) volunteers work with the Police to support victims of crime, including victims of sexual crimes or other serious offences. They are trained to provide a listening ear and to look out for these victims, who may be struggling to cope in the aftermath of trauma.
As a VCC volunteer, you will provide emotional support to victims and advise them about processes or coping with trauma. You will also be there for those who are going through court proceedings.
Volunteers need to have the relevant background in areas such as psychology, social work, counselling etc.
Volunteers will undergo an intensive selection and training course, as well as screening before they are appointed for a 2-year minimum period.
|Appointed for a 2-year period||Depending on clients’ needs|
|Volunteer with||Skills and Interest|
|Singapore Police Force||Psychological First Aid|
Did you know? The VCC started in 2014 with 15 people. We now have more than 90 volunteers trained by police psychiatrists to offer support and empathy to victims of crime.
You will need to meet these criteria:
Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident
Aged 21 or above
Studying or have graduated from psychology, counselling or social work degree courses
Have the aptitude and sensitivity to care for victims
You will be activated and deployed to various Police Divisions or with the CID, working with the Investigation Officers on open cases.
You may be called to assist at any time, depending on a victim's needs.
You will need to go through an intensive selection and training process. It includes:
Psychometric tests and interviews
Training in topics such as knowledge of court processes, counselling techniques and suicide risk awareness.
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