Our volunteers are essential in assisting victims of crime and/or tragic circumstances through on-scene support. Volunteers provide necessary immediate crisis intervention, emotional support, practical assistance and referrals in order to lessen the impact of crime and trauma. Volunteers are crucial to the success of our organization. Victim Services offers extensive online and classroom training to volunteers.
Victim Services volunteers listen empathetically, validate feelings, provide follow up subsequent to police investigation and deliver information and referrals for longer term assistance and support.
Volunteer candidates must meet the following minimum requirements and successfully complete our mandatory training to become part of the team. The minimum requirements are as follows:
Minimum 18 years of age
Submit to a Police Information Check
Must possess a valid class “G” license
Access to a reliable vehicle and valid insurance
Able to commit to one year of service
Demonstrated ability to cope in stressful or crisis situations
Effective communication skill
Respect confidentiality and an individual’s personal beliefs
Volunteer Crisis Responders are required to provide 6-8, 12 hours shifts per month. Each team of two volunteers is supported by a volunteer Team Leader who is on call 24-7 to receive emergency requests for on-scene support.
If you are interested in a rewarding volunteer experience? Please contact us at Victim Services of
Temiskaming & District by calling 705-647-0096 or 705-568-2154 or by email.