There are many ways you can support the work of Police Veterans Victoria; from providing peer support, to fundraising, to raising awareness of the cause, connecting veterans and their families or providing news stories to share.
Become a Veteran Peer Support Officer
VPSOs are Victoria Police Veterans who provide support to other police veterans and their families who may be dealing with personal issues, need to talk, or are seeking someone to confide in. They are all committed volunteers who care and are there to help.
This is achieved by having one-on-one conversations with veterans, actively listening and assessing their situation and providing non-clinical advice where appropriate.
A successful VPSO will have
Benefits of becoming a VPSO
Peer support isn’t for everyone, but it’s not the only way you can support the Police Veterans cause
Greyhound Adoption Program
Since it began in 1996, GAP has been supported by a wonderful team of dedicated volunteers who help to spread the word about greyhounds as great pets and to help get retired greyhounds ready for life as a full-time pet.
There are several different volunteer roles you can apply for at GAP, depending on your availability and interests. Click here to find out more about each role and make an application!
A pilot program aimed at providing one off or short- term assistance to veterans in need – this will work like a notice board where veterans post what they need and others who can assist can match to it. It will work as a self serve model, and is under development – so watch this space for announcements.