Victim Crisis Assistance and Referral Volunteer

(Barrie and Area Victim Crisis Assistance and Referral Service, Barrie, Victim Crisis Assistance Ontario)

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Position ID: V-MID0048 Last Modified: 23 Oct 2019 Last Full Update: 17 Aug 2018
Opportunity Details
ContactJeanette Jennings, Volunteer Supervisor, VCARS (Victim Services); Phone: Barrie Office (Business) 705-725-7025 ext 2120 * Midland Office (Business) 705-527-8778 * Answering service after hours 1-866-923-3938; Fax: 705-727-7970; Email: coordinator@bavcars.ca
DutiesAssist victims of crime or tragedy by providing emotional support, practical assistance and community referrals. Support can be on-site or by phone.
Ages21 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Areas of InterestDistress / Crisis / Bereavement Support
Skills/ExperienceConfidentiality ; Counseling & Support ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Team Work ; Writing & Editing ; Great listening skills and a willingness to support others through a crisis. (Violent or otherwise)
Commitment LengthLong Term (More than 1 year) - One year commitment or longer ; 4 twelve hour, on call, shifts per month
Interaction LevelOne-on-one - Work in teams of 2
Minimum Hours48 / Month
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Saturday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Sunday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
 
Volunteers can be called anytime day or night to assist victims
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityUnknown
LocationMailing address: 132 Commerce Park Drive, Unit K, Suite 122, Barrie Ontario L4N 0Z7
Number of PositionsBarrie: 8 individual(s) ; Christian Island: 2 individual(s) ; Midland: 2 individual(s) ; Penetanguishene: 2 individual(s) ; Springwater: 2 individual(s) ; Tay: 2 individual(s) ; Tiny: 2 individual(s) 
 
20 individual(s) needed in total. 
 
Volunteers are needed throughout Simcoe County
TrainingOrientation ; Scheduled training ; Training on the job ; Training on-going ; Successful applicants must complete a mandatory 40-hour training and attend 8 meetings per year for training updates. 
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.
TransportationCar required
CostNo cost
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsMust have reliable transportation. Criminal record check will include requirements for working with vulnerable persons. Volunteer will require a cell phone while on duty.
Liability InsuranceAvailable
Start DateOn or after 25 Sep 2018
Agency Details
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Organization NameBarrie and Area Victim Crisis Assistance and Referral Service, Barrie, Victim Crisis Assistance Ontario
Office Phone705-725-7025 Ext 2120
Fax705-727-7970
E-Mailcoordinator@bavcars.ca
Websitebavcars.ca
Address & Map
Barrie Police Service
29 Sperling Dr
Barrie, ON L4M 6K9
 
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Mailing Addressc/o Barrie and Area VCARS 
132 Commerce Park Dr, Unit K, Suite 122 
Barrie, ON L4N 0Z7