Victim Services volunteers come from a wide variety of backgrounds. Some have compatible educations; others have related experience or life experience that makes them strong candidates. Empathy and a genuine desire to help others are key success factors.
How to become a Victim Services volunteer
First things first, you must:
- be at least 19 years of age
- be able to use computers and databases
- be mature and have excellent interpersonal skills
- have knowledge, education or experience in providing listening and referral supports to clients
- be able to adapt in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment
- be available to work a minimum of two evenings per month
- be able to attend training, meetings and events throughout the year
- commit to volunteer for a minimum of one year
- have a valid Nova Scotia driver’s licence, a good driving record and reliable transportation
- pass the Halifax Regional Police security clearances including a polygraph examination
What does Victim Services do?
Victim Services volunteers provide emotional support, crisis support and referral information to victims of crime. Victims may have been involved in domestic violence, robberies, assaults, motor vehicle accidents, and other traumatic incidents.
More information on Victim Services.
What would I do with Victim Services?
- Call victims of crimes to see if they require support.
- Provide in-person support to victims of crime at the scene or another location shortly after an incident has occurred.
Ready to apply?
Complete the application package [PDF] and return it to the Volunteer Programs Coordinator, Delthia Miller. She can be reached by phone at 902.490.6976 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.