With only four full time staff and the size of our area, it becomes clear how much our program relies on volunteers. If a Coordinator receives a call out from the RCMP requesting Victim Services at an emergency but they live an hour away, they would call a volunteer in that area to assist. A crisis cannot wait an hour for help, people need help ASAP!
We are always recruiting thoughtful and caring individuals that want to help people in their communities.
How to be a Volunteer
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of all issues surrounding calls for service to victims, information regarding volunteer training and information about SCVS
Must be mature and responsible
Good written and verbal communication skills
Ability to deal effectively with crisis situations
Ability to commit to one year of service
Willing to complete an RCMP Security/Reliability Screening process
Suitability to provide sensitive, emotionally safe and effective service to victims on behalf of SCVS
Valid driver's licence and own transportation
Willing to complete training and evaluation, attend meetings and educational development opportunities
Ability to work as part of a crisis team as required
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer in your area, fill out this application!