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Title: Enriching the university experience through volunteering: a pilot project
Authors: Garius, Laura L.
Grove, Louise E.
Keywords: Access to services
Peer support
Voluntary sector
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd / © The Author(s)
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
Abstract: 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.
Description: 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
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1177/0269758015571474
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/17969
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0269758015571474
ISSN: 0269-7580
Appears in Collections:Published Articles (Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies)

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