Now Recruiting Volunteers in Galway and Cork

We specialise in providing court and forensic accompaniment to young people and their families who have been victims of crime, or witnesses to crime.

Do you think you have some spare time to support these young people and their families, in a kind and compassionate way? Our service is expanding nationwide and we already have trained accompaniment support volunteers based across the country, but we need more.

Our service offers:

Pre-trial meetings to familiarise the young person and their family with the layout of the court.

DVD statement viewing accompaniment, to give moral support.

Trial accompaniment, to offer emotional and practical support.

Phone support, both pre- and post-trial.

A forensic/ medical examination accompaniment. (The volunteer supports the family while the young person is being examined and does not attend the examination.)

If you are interested in volunteering, we would love to hear from you.
No formal qualifications are required. What we look for is empathy, a willingness to help and to be able to treat each person with dignity and respect. Daytime availability is also very useful. You will need to be over 22 years of age and have excellent English.

We operate a rota system whereby you can choose the days and times which suit you. It is important to note that even though you have chosen a day or time, if there is no ongoing court case or forensic case, you will not be called, so the commitment is not too onerous.

We have a comprehensive training course which takes place over 2 weekends will give you the confidence to fulfil the role. We will also require 2 references and garda vetting.

If you’d like to volunteer, please complete THIS FORM .

If you would like more information about volunteering with us, please contact:

Margaret Dent on 085 139 0217 or

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