Listen in! Circles South West Podcast
We are delighted to be able to share the first of our podcasts featuring two individual interviews with Circles South West’s volunteers.
In discussion with Sara Radford, Circle Coordinator, you will hear first-hand about their motivation to volunteer with us, their learning and thoughts about how this volunteering role has impacted both them and society more broadly.
Maz has been volunteering with Circles South West for nearly six years. In the first of our podcasts she talks about how she first heard about the work we do and why she decided to get involved.
“For me, the premise of no more victims, really inspired me because I have known people on the other end of sexual abuse… we all need to do what we can to support change.”
In our second episode we meet Will. With one circle now complete and specialising within our Young People’s Service, Will talks about his reasons for working with Circles South West, the qualities a volunteer needs to have for the role and working as part of a team.
“Circles is an opportunity for people to take a stand together. Misogynism and sexual violence against women is something that is being talked about and being bought into the spotlight more now and Circles is an opportunity for you to take an active role in being part of the solution.”
Volunteers are the life-blood of our work to reduce the harm of sexual offending and we know that undertaking this role can be somewhat daunting, particularly for those who have little or no experience with the criminal justice system. We hope that by listening to these podcasts, hearing volunteers reflect on their volunteering journey and experiences, we will encourage others to volunteer with a keener understanding of the personal benefits as well as the broader benefits to the safety of our communities in our mission for ‘No More Victims’.