We may be a little biased, but we feel that PACT volunteers are extra-level incredible! Ours is no ordinary volunteering gig; PACT volunteers perform next-level duties in the service of PACT, comforting, supporting and empowering children and young people who have experienced the most horrendous crimes. They take families under their wing who are in extreme stages of stress; relieving some of their fear by explaining the legal system in a way they can understand and showing them they are not alone through the journey.
Giving back to volunteers who give so much of themselves is high on our priority list. This includes extra skills training for volunteers and planning events that build a sense of community and foster peer support, which helps when coping with the vicarious trauma they are exposed to regularly when supporting victims through the justice system.
Our goal is to add to our library of online training courses, ensuring the most up-to-date information is accessible to volunteers. In 2022, we aim also to host a first-rate volunteer conference which will recognise the hard work of our volunteer team, celebrate client testimonials and take stock of the impact PACT’s work has on child victims and families. It’s also an opportunity to network across the sector and introduce stakeholders and partners to the PACT community.