Victim Services Volunteers
What is the Victim Services Volunteer Program?
Victim Services provides crisis response, trauma and support services to victims of crime and sudden tragic circumstances 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Volunteers and Staff assist victims in 30 different languages.
What are the duties of a Victim Services Volunteer?
Volunteers, under the supervision of the crisis counsellors, will assist with intakes from Police Officers, Agency and Self-Referrals. They will provide crisis intervention to victims of crime and referrals within their community. Volunteers will assist on the telephone or attend the scene as requested. Volunteers may, at times, assist in fundraising events and community outreach.
The BASIC REQUIREMENTS for the position are as follows:
- Be 19 years of age, or older
- Have no criminal charges pending
- Have not received a criminal charge for which a pardon has not been granted
- Willing to have a criminal records check as conducted by Victim Services and Toronto Police Service.
- able to attend 30 hours of mandatory training
- able to make a one year commitment
- committed to volunteer a maximum of 16 hours per month.
- Recruiting is on-going, applications are currently being accepted.
- Information sessions take place each February.
- Interviews are conducted during the first 3 weeks in March
- If accepted, training sessions begin September, 3 hours once a week, for 10 weeks.
How to Apply:
Application forms are available online at www.victimservicestoronto.com