Crisis Response Volunteer
(Victim Services of Simcoe County, Barrie, Victim Crisis Assistance Ontario)
Opportunity Details: Crisis Response Volunteer
|Contact||Marie McCallum, Executive Director, Victim Services of Simcoe County; Phone: 705-725-7025 ext 2120 * 705-436-2141 ext 2022; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
Community volunteers are trained to work as part of a team to assist victims of crime or tragedy by providing emotional support, practical assistance and community referrals. Support can be on-site or by phone. Referrals are from police and community agencies.
|More Info Link||www.victimservicessimcoe.ca|
|Ages||21 year(s) and up|
|Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours||No|
|Areas of Interest||Distress / Crisis / Bereavement Support|
|Skills/Experience||Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Counseling & Support ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Leadership ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Team Work ; Translation & Languages ; Writing & Editing ; Great listening skills and a willingness to support others through a crisis. (Violent or otherwise)|
|Commitment Length||Long Term (More than 1 year) - One year commitment or longer ; 4 twelve hour, on call, shifts per month, or 8 six hour on call shifts per month|
|Interaction Level||One-on-one - Work in teams of 2 ; Virtual Volunteering - may provide telephone support as required|
|Minimum Hours||48 / Month|
|Accessibility||Unknown ; Team of two volunteers will meet with clients on-site or at an alternate safe location|
|Location||110 Fairview Road, Barrie, Ontario L4N 8X8|
|Number of Positions||Barrie: 16 individual(s) ; Christian Island: 4 individual(s) ; Midland: 4 individual(s) ; Penetanguishene: 4 individual(s) ; Springwater: 4 individual(s) ; Tay: 4 individual(s) ; Tiny: 4 individual(s)
40 individual(s) needed in total.
Volunteers are needed throughout Simcoe County. All volunteers are welcome to apply. An initial interview is held prior to acceptance to training.
|Training||Orientation ; Training is provided ; Scheduled training ; Training on the job ; Training on-going ; Successful applicants must complete a mandatory online and in-class training program.
Training will prepare volunteers with the skills necessary to work in partnership with police as together they endeavour to support victims of crime and tragic circumstance.
|Transportation||Driver License required ; Car required ; Must have a valid driver's license and liability insurance on the vehicle being used while on agency business.|
|Additional Requirements||Must have reliable transportation. Criminal record check will include requirements for working with vulnerable persons. Volunteer will require a cell phone while on duty.|
Agency Details: Victim Services of Simcoe County, Barrie, Victim Crisis Assistance Ontario
|Office Phone||705-725-7025 Ext 2120|
|Address & Map||
Barrie Emergency Services Campus
110 Fairview Rd
Canada L4N 8X8
|Mailing Address||cVictim Services of Simcoe County;
132 Commerce Park Dr, Unit K, Suite 122
Canada L4N 0Z7