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
helping those in need
learning or developing a new skill
sense of achievement
boosting career opportunities
provide new experiences
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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]