VOLUNTEER

Start your day by helping someone

 

RRDVSP requires volunteers that are willing to provide support for victims in Fort Frances, the Rainy River District and the Atikokan region. 

 

All volunteers must complete all training modules and pass the final overview (exam) at the end of training in order to qualify. Certified volunteers continue to receive training on a monthly basis. To find out more please contact the office at (807) 274-5687.

 

 
Position Summary

 

After successful completion of the standardized volunteer training, orientation, and successful police enhancement record check, volunteers will be qualified as RRDVSP volunteers. 

 

Once qualified, the volunteer while working as part of a team to respond to requests from Police and other emergency services to provide short-term emotional support and practical assistance to victims of crime, tragic circumstances, or disaster.

 

The volunteer will ensure that referrals for longer-term assistance are provided to the victim.

Direct Service Responsibilities

 

  • Respond immediately to requests for victim assistance from Police and other emergency service workers by attending on-site or an alternate safe location. On occasion, crisis assistance may be done by telephone.

  • Provide emotional support and companionship, including answering questions and providing information that will help to lessen the impact of the crisis for the victim.

  • Assure victims of confidentiality.

  • Provide practical assistance as needed. This may include transportation and/or accompanying the victim to emergency services, e.g. a shelter or hospital, making phone calls or alternate arrangements as required, help secure premises and other tasks.

  • Identify needs by responding to victims concerns and supply the victim with appropriate options and referrals to community services.

 

 

Volunteer Qualifications

 

  • Mature

  • Responsible

  • Good communication skills

  • Able to deal with crisis situations (training will be provided)

  • A willingness to commit to one full year with a minimum of two shifts per month

  • Agree to have an Enhanced Police Check completed

  • Willing to be sensitive and provide emotional and practical support to victims

  • Access to transportation when scheduled

  • Willing to complete minimum standards training, attend meetings and additional training offered throughout the year for self-development and increase self-awareness of victims needs

 

 

How to Apply

 

Those wishing to apply for a volunteer position, please fill out the following form.

 

Applicants may complete the form in one of three ways:

  1. Print the form and bring it to our offices

  2. Complete the Word Document version and email it to our Volunteer Coordinator

  3. Come to our office and fill it out there