Victim Services program information
Victim Services Unit volunteers receive specialized training and work designated shifts with full-time staff provide community outreach and education as well as on-scene crisis response and ongoing support to victims and witnesses of crime or other traumatic events.
VSU hopefuls go through a rigourous screening and training process to make sure they have the skills and personality needed to provide critical, front-line, 24/7 support services such as:
- Crisis intervention for victims or witnesses of any traumatic event or critical incident such as; domestic violence, serious motor vehicle collisions, a sudden death or suicide, or acute family problems. This includes walk-in clients as well as clients referred by other community service providers.
- Support for victims and witnesses through the investigational and legal processes that follow a critical incident.
- Assistance to victims of fires, floods and other disasters in partnership with the Provincial Emergency Program and our local municipal Emergency Social Services agencies.
- Education and outreach on request to community service providers and other groups interested in learning more about personal and public safety.
Volunteer with the Victim Services program
Please note: There is no Victim Services volunteer recruitment drive planned for 2011. Applications will be reviewed and held until the next recruitment drive.
Interested in applying to become a Victims’ Services volunteer? You must be:
- At least 19 years old with a valid BC Driver’s License.
- Willing and able to obtain RCMP Enhanced Security Clearance status.
- A resident of Anmore, Belcarra, Coquitlam or Port Coquitlam.
- Proficient in English and/or French.
- A high school graduate.
- Physically fit and able to attend all required training.