← Back to opportunities

Witness Service Court Volunteer - Snaresbrook Crown Court

Citizens Advice Witness Service

Citizens Advice Witness Service are looking for a volunteer to help out with witness service at Snaresbrook Crown Court!

Tasks and responsibilities 

  • Give witnesses and their supports emotional support, guidance and information at court (e.g. explain court procedures and legal terms, provide them with expense forms). 
  • Show witnesses and others around the courtroom before a trial so they are familiar and at ease in the environment. 
  • Carry out the paperwork necessary to record and evaluate our work. 
  • Go into the courtroom with a witness if permitted. 
  • Identify additional support to which we can signpost witnesses. 
  • Work as part of a team with other Witness Service volunteers and staff as well as liaising with court personnel. 

Benefits to volunteers 

  • An interesting and varied role where no two days are alike. 
  • An opportunity to learn and develop new skills. 
  • A chance to meet a diverse range of people and help your local community. 
  • Offers an insight into the criminal justice process. 

What skills do I need?

Skills, attributes, qualifications and experience 

  • We are looking for volunteers who could commit to the training (which can take 3 months) and then 12 months as an accredited volunteer.
  • Basic IT skills to complete online training and communicate with staff by email. 
  • Friendly, reliable, empathetic volunteers with good communication skills. 
  • No prior knowledge or experience of court is required as full training and support is provided. 

When do I need to be available?

Morning Afternoon Evening

We are looking for volunteers who can offer one day of 9-5 per week, particularly looking for help on a Tuesday. We welcome suggestions for more flexible arrangements such as term times.

Where does this role take place?

Snaresbrook Crown Court
75 Hollybush Hill
E11 1QW

View on Google Maps →

Register your interest

We limit the number of roles you can initially express an interest in to 3 opportunities. Please only register an interest in 3 roles maximum.

  • Ideal for people interested in
  • No Specific Interest
  • Ideal for people who like
  • Advocacy
  • Information, Advice and Guidance
  • Legal Support
  • Practical Support
  • Application Process
  • Application Form
  • DBS Check
  • Interviews
  • References
  • Support provided
  • Access to group meetings/socials/team events
  • Basic reference can be provided
  • Induction provided
  • Other
  • Peer support / buddying system in place
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer Handbook available
  • Volunteer will have named supervisor
  • Volunteer will have regular one to one supervision meetings
  • Written role description
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Meals/refreshments
  • Travel/mileage
  • Organisation Policies
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Safeguarding policy
  • Conflict Resolution policy/procedure for volunteers
  • Data Protection Policy
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Other Information
  • Are there any age limits?
  • DBS checks - additional information
    We will help you apply for this.
  • Expenses - additional information
    Travel and lunch.
  • Recruitment Process - additional information
    Application form followed by interview.
  • Reference can be provided after how long volunteering?
    12 months.
  • Thanks / Recognition for Volunteer contribution
  • Volunteers covered by insurance

Copyright 2023 RedbridgeCVS. Powered by Volunteer Plus