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Volunteer with Victim Services Algoma

Victim Services of Algoma

Volunteer Job Description

The volunteer will receive direction and support from the Coordinator of Volunteers.

The volunteer responds to a crisis situation (i.e. calls to the scene) and provides:

  • Emotional support to the victim(s)
  • Answers questions and provides referral information for further assistance 
  • Court information and assistance (referral to Victim/Witness Assistance) 
  • Education on crime prevention and home security measures (i.e. Neighbourhood Watch)
  • Assistance with clean up and gives aid with any practical support
  • Crisis intervention and mediation for immediate situation only
  • Referral to Coordinator for any follow-up services as necessary

The volunteer submits a written report the day of the occurrence.

Volunteers will attend on-going training sessions and 8 out of 10 monthly volunteer meetings.

ALL volunteers are expected to take one week of on-call duty each month. Please ensure you are able to commit this time PRIOR to applying.

Volunteers must be responsible for their time commitment.

Volunteers are recruited from within the community and understand the particular needs of the area. A comprehensive screening process and ongoing training ensures that victims are assisted with dignity, respect, compassion and empathy. Training sessions for victim service providers are held two times a year – once in the spring and once in the fall. All applications are accepted at any time of the year and kept on file. Applications for Volunteer members to sit on the Board of Directors or to become a Victim Service Provider are always welcome.

Fill out an application form today!

Contact Victim Services of Algoma