Enriching the university experience through volunteering: A pilot project

Garius, L. and Grove, L., 2015. Enriching the university experience through volunteering: A pilot project. The International Review of Victimology, 21 (2), pp. 233-245. ISSN 0269-7580

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This article details the first year of a collaborative effort between a campus-based university and its local Victim Support scheme. The key innovative component was that student volunteers were trained to provide support to peers who experienced crime. Not a formal evaluation, this paper outlines how the work appeared beneficial to the university, its students, and Victim Support. The first two benefited through improved on-campus service to victimised students and to those who were trained and worked as volunteers. Victim Support benefited from increased numbers of volunteers and consequently, improved services. Some implementation difficulties are also described. This study provides a platform for further efforts and their more formal evaluation.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: The International Review of Victimology
Creators: Garius, L. and Grove, L.
Publisher: Sage
Date: 2015
Volume: 21
Number: 2
ISSN: 0269-7580
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 04 Nov 2015 10:32
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2016 10:29
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/26142

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