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posted on 22.06.2015, 12:34 by Laura L. Garius, Louise NicholasLouise Nicholas
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 article outlines how the work appeared beneficial to the university, its students and Victim Support. The first two benefited through improved on-campus service to victimized 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.

History

School

  • Social Sciences

Department

  • Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies

Published in

International Review of Victimology

Volume

21

Issue

2

Pages

233 - 245

Citation

GARIUS, L. and GROVE, L.E., 2015. Enriching the university experience through volunteering: a pilot project. International Review of Victimology, 21 (2), pp. 233 - 245

Publisher

SAGE Publications Ltd / © The Author(s)

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2015

Notes

This article was published in the journal, International Review of Victimology [SAGE Publications Ltd / © The Author(s)]. The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0269758015571474

ISSN

0269-7580

eISSN

2047-9433

Language

en