Structure for SCARS Volunteers:
Volunteers select their preferred level of volunteering based upon their interests. A volunteer can start at different starting levels, it does not have to be the lowest level to begin, it just depends on the individual.
Volunteers can advance through our lavers based upon skill, desire, and commitment. This allows volunteers to participate with low levels of involvement or advance to strategically important roles within SCARS.
SCARS VOLUNTEER LEVELS:
- Level 0: Reporting Fakes & Scammers – this does not require any formalization – you don’t have to apply. You can simply report scammers on www.Anyscam.com or join one of our Facebook Reporting Groups (here or here).
- Level 1: Group Support – help support other victims in our education or support groups or forums through encouragement, empathy, and support.
- Level 2: Educational Support – help other victims understand how scams work and how to seek recovery by sharing important information from SCARS – post SCARS articles and information links in reply to comments made by other victims.
- Level 3: Editorial Support – help by sharing news & official SCARS information and knowledge outside of our groups on other anti-scam pages and wherever you find scam victims.
- Level 4: Publisher Support – we will provide you with a properly designed and setup anti-scam information page on social media where you can help spread the word by acting as a SCARS Educational Partner in the language of your choice, using SCARS publications and information as your resource. Or you can help us on our own SCARS social media or websites.
- Level 5: Victims’ Support – learn to truly understand how scams work in practice and in the victim so that you can help guide a victim through their recovery as a peer – this allows full access to the SCARS resources and research library and includes potential participation in SCARS & Academic research projects to advance knowledge about cybercriminnology and victimology. This provides a pathway to professionalization and certification in crime victims’ assistance.
- Level 6: Become a SCARS Ambassador – a highly trusted role – trained to understand victims and how to provide one on one personal support as well as provide local presentations to civic groups in your country or area.
- Level 7: Victims’ Educational Partner Status – this is for either informal/unincorporated anti-scam groups, publishers (bloggers), or incorporated or registered nonprofits that play a role in educating victims to avoid scams, cybercrime, and to better understand what happened to them. Some involvement in helping online crime victims is needed.
- Level 8: Victims’ Assistance Partner Status – this is for an informal/unincorporated anti-scam group that has certified or licensed professionals on their team, such as: attorneys, counselors & therapists (psychologists), law enforcement, certified victims assistance professionals, or similar professionals.
- Level 9: Victims’ Assistance Organizational Partner Status – must be an incorporated or registered nonprofit organization or association in their country with a focus on victims’ assistance and support, or other beneficial relationship with SCARS.
- Level 10: SCARS Executives, Advisors, Board Members, or Volunteer Officers
When you apply to become a SCARS Volunteer you will select the level that you feel is right for you.
To apply to become a Volunteer, Ambassador or Partner click here
SCARS Victims Services Provider Partner Status
In addition to the above, SCARS has a special Victims’ Services Provider Partner status. Contact us by email to inquire about becoming a Victim Service Provider Partner at contact@AgainstScams.org