You can help make a difference
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.
To be a successful VPSO, you will possess the following skills, experience and attributes:
Benefits of becoming a VPSO include:
Peer support isn’t for everyone, but it’s not the only way you can support the Police Veterans cause. Other options include;
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.
Volunteer for other causes
Sign up to your local RSL
Did you know you can sign up to your local RSL as an affiliate member?