Victim Assistance Volunteer

(Victim Assistance Volunteer Program)

Position ID: V-HVC0145
Last Full Update: 03 Jul 2021

Opportunity Details: Victim Assistance Volunteer

Contact Cora Hurwich, VAVP Ambassador, Victim Assistance Volunteer Program - Burlington OPP; Phone: 289-260-4316; Email:
Duties Provide 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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Benefits Approved expenses refunded
Clients People who are involved with fatalities, serious injury, crime, road trauma or domestic violence
Ages 18 year(s) and up
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours No
Suitable For Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+)
Areas of Interest Counselling ; Distress / Crisis / Bereavement Support ; Fundraising / Canvassing ; Mentorship / Leadership ; Program Coordination / Support
Skills/Experience Communication & 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 Length Long Term - 6-8 shifts a month required
Interaction Level One-on-one ; Small Group
Dates and Times On 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
Seasons Year Round
Accessibility Partially Accessible - stairs to office
Location As required in Halton region (i.e Burlington, Hamilton, Oakville).
Number of Positions Burlington: 15 individual(s) 
15 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Orientation - 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.
Transportation Driver License required ; Car required - Own transportation is essential
Police Check Required
Additional Requirements Mature, responsible. 3 references (personal and business). Knowledge of community resources. Knowledge of law, as pertaining to victims. Canadian Citizenship.

Agency Details: Victim Assistance Volunteer Program

Office Phone 289-260-4316
Address & Map
1160 North Shore Blvd E
Burlington, ON L7S 1C5
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