VOLUNTEER

When you volunteer

You provide practical assistance to victims of crime

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Our not for profit organization relies heavily on our volunteers to be able to provide so many
victims what they need every single day in a variety of ways.

BENEFITS OF VOLUNTEERING

Snow
Forest
Mountains

helping those in need

learning or developing a new skill

sense of achievement

boosting career opportunities

provide new experiences

VOLUNTEER POSITIONS

VOLUNTEER ADVOCATE

If you are a compassionate person looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity that will truly make a difference in people’s lives – please contact Cold Lake Victim Services for further information.

Role Description

Advocates provide non judgmental practical & emotional assistance, support, information and referral to victims of crime or tragedy in Cold Lake & surrounding areas through crisis intervention and follow up.

Essential Functions

To provide non-judgmental practical and emotional assistance to victims of crime or tragedy. This assistance and support can be provided through follow up or immediate crisis intervention at the request of the RCMP and other community agencies.

  • Victim Services has a variety of volunteer positions including court support, in office outreach and direct crisis intervention
  • Advocates must be able to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Advocates take turns being on call for five shifts each month
  • All required training is provided
  • Minimum 2-year commitment required
  • Participate in fundraising and public awareness events
  • Pass and maintain RCMP enhanced security clearance
  • Work in terms of 2, Safety is foremost

Training

We provide our volunteers with extensive training and professional development opportunities throughout the year. Our training program includes topics such as victimization, suicide prevention and intervention, assault, bias crimes, domestic violence, elder abuse, property crimes, robbery, sexual assault, stalking and harassment, and sudden death.

We also cover training on the criminal justice system, financial benefits programs, restitution, restorative justice, legal remedies for victims of crime (legal Aid), as well as court orientation/support accompaniment, and crisis intervention skills and communication.

Requirements:

  • Must be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant
  • The accurate completion of all RCMP security clearance forms
  • Participation in and completion of the Victim Services training program and other in-service sessions
  • The ability to work in stressful situations
  • The maintenance of a high degree of professionalism and the positive promotion of the victim services
  • A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle is also an asset

VOLUNTEER VICTIM
SERVICE BOARD MEMBER

Our unit operates under the direction of a Board of Directors and is a very interesting and dynamic way to be involved in the community.

Job Description

A board members role is to govern operations of the unit through the formal establishment of policies and procedures. The role of a board member is not directly involved in a victims situation however they are required to be knowledgeable of the services they provide as well as are involved in the different events held each year.

Training

Training is provided online by the Alberta Solicitor General at no cost.

Download our Victim Services Board of Directors Application Form [this is in the folder on google drive]

Requirements:

  • Meet once a month (with the exception of
    summer months)
  • 2-year commitment
  • Participation in and completion of the Victim Services training program and other in-service sessions
  • Be willing to participate in community events
  • Complete a criminal record check

IN THE COMMUNITY

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