Volunteering with Sacro

Sacro’s work could not be delivered without the dedication and skills of our volunteers. Volunteering is the cornerstone of many of our services. 

We are proud to have successfully renewed our achievement of the Investing in Volunteers standard.

We look for volunteers to work within the areas of Criminal Justice, Restorative Justice, Youth Justice and Community Mediation.

For all roles you need to be a good listener and good communicator – both verbally and in writing, and it is important that you are able to respect issues of confidentiality.

A Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) check is required for many roles but not all.

The time commitment can vary but you will not normally be asked to volunteer for more than four hours per week.

All volunteers receive training, ongoing support and expenses.

In the words of our volunteers:

“I joined Sacro as a volunteer to get hands on experience after studying Criminology at University. I find the service very rewarding as you can see first-hand, the changes you are making in the person’s life. I also get the opportunity to go to lots of different training courses, such as Child Protection training, drug and alcohol awareness and mental health first aid.” -  Volunteer , Fife Women’s Mentoring Service.

“I am motivated to attend the Circle because I feel it assists in reducing the isolation and loneliness for the core member. There have been a few occasions when it was important to challenge the core member however; I feel the majority of the time the Circle provides an opportunity for the core member to build on his self- esteem and confidence.” - Volunteer, Fife Circles of Support and Accountability.

“You get to know the people who use the service, and they are always appreciative of what the drivers do.” -  Volunteer, Edinburgh Travel Service.