Victim Assistance Volunteer

(Victim Assistance Volunteer Program)

Position ID: V-HVC0145 Last Full Update: 03 Jul 2021
Opportunity Details
ContactCora Hurwich, VAVP Ambassador, Victim Assistance Volunteer Program - Burlington OPP; Phone: 289-260-4316; Email:
DutiesProvide practical assistance as needed. Identify longer-term needs by responding to victim's concerns. Supply the victim with appropriate options and referrals to services in the community. Volunteers are on call to the Burlington OPP 24 hours a day. Volunteers are specially trained to provide short term emotional and practical support to victims of tragic circumstances, fatalities, serious personal injury, crime and road trauma.
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BenefitsApproved expenses refunded
ClientsPeople who are involved with fatalities, serious injury, crime, road trauma or domestic violence
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for Highschool Credit HoursNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+)
Areas of InterestCounselling ; Distress / Crisis / Bereavement Support ; Fundraising / Canvassing ; Mentorship / Leadership ; Program Coordination / Support
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Counseling & Support ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; First Aid ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Team Work ; Listening skills, compassionate, empathy, attention to detail, ability or experience to deal with crisis/emotional situations. Good communication skills. Able to work as part of a team. Dependable. Available as required. Willingness to fundraise and participate in an events as needed
Commitment LengthLong Term - 6-8 shifts a month required
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group
Dates and TimesOn call 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  
Volunteers select their own shifts. Times may vary. 
Shifts are from 7am-3pm, 3pm -11pm, 11pm-7am
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityPartially Accessible - stairs to office
LocationAs required in Halton region (i.e Burlington, Hamilton, Oakville).
Number of PositionsBurlington: 15 individual(s) 
15 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation - plus 20 Hours of training ; Training is provided ; Training on-going - Mandatory meetings 2nd Tuesday of each month. ; Police background check required and will be completed through the program.
TransportationDriver License required ; Car required - Own transportation is essential
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsMature, responsible. 3 references (personal and business). Knowledge of community resources. Knowledge of law, as pertaining to victims. Canadian Citizenship.
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Organization NameVictim Assistance Volunteer Program
Office Phone289-260-4316
Address & Map
1160 North Shore Blvd E
Burlington, ON L7S 1C5
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