The following information includes a brief history of Victim Services, information about volunteering, as well as the selection and training process. I hope this information is helpful in assisting you with your decision to volunteer.
Should you decide to pursue a volunteer position with us, please complete the on-line application form, or call our office if you require further information at 1-888-577-3111. You will be contacted to discuss your interest in a volunteer position with Victim Services Bruce Grey Perth.
Once we receive your application, the application process begins, starting with an interview, three reference checks, 40 hours of training, a police check and a children’s aid check. Given the nature of the service we provide, we ask that volunteers make a one-year commitment to the program. Volunteers commit to shifts of 12 hours per week and are on-call to be available to assist police and emergency services on-scene or over the telephone to support clients. The shifts run 24/7 and volunteers pick their own shifts to accommodate their own schedule. When called out to support a client, you will always go with a volunteer partner, and have access to a shift coordinator who coordinates the call. Volunteers are also asked to commit to attending a monthly volunteer meeting. As a volunteer, you will also be provided with opportunities for ongoing training, social events and other volunteer positions as they become available.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you once again for your interest in Victim Services. We look forward to hearing from you!
If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office at 1-888-577-3111.