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What kind of person volunteers
Victim Assistance Services relies on volunteers who can offer understanding and support to others. Ideal volunteers are dependable men and women who can respond without judgment, have great listening skills and can respect confidentiality.
Most people volunteer because they want to help and give something back to their community. Our volunteers come to us from a wealth of cultural and social backgrounds and are both male and female. All volunteers have a commitment to care and support victims of crime and tragic circumstance in our community.
It is an excellent opportunity to meet other dedicated people like yourself and learn skills that you can use for a lifetime.
Volunteers are required to take 60 hours of training before becoming a volunteer. The community has been most supportive of the programme as indicated by the following list. All the speakers donate their time to help make our community a better place in which to live. The timing of the sessions may change slightly with each class.
From an Officer’s Point of View
Overview of Program
Trauma of the Victim,
Crisis Intervention Skills
Principles of Ethics and Helping
Need to Notify Children’s Aid Society
Sexual Assault Centre
Liz Westcott, Director Green Haven Shelter for Women
Jack Vandenberg, CAMH
Disasters/Multi Casualty occurrences
Fire Chief Ralph Dominelli
Referral Manual, Policy and Procedures
Brian Adams, Director Community Mental Health
Mark and Christine Douglas from Rama First Nation
Insp. Gail Webster
Tour of Hospital
Manager, Emergency Services
Visit to Morgue
No Fault Car Insurance
Officer, Crime Unit
What Happens when an incident occurs?
Questions and Answers
Hand out Exam to take home
Take up exam
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