Volunteer Crisis Responder Program

Victim Services Volunteer Crisis Responders work as part of a crisis team. Volunteer Crisis Responders provide immediate and on-site direct service to individuals with the intent to help lessen the impact of victimization. This may include but is not limited to: supportive listening, helping a person to prioritize needs, providing accompaniment to an emergency shelter or hospital, making phone calls or helping to secure premises. Volunteer Crisis Responders also ensure information about longer term services is made available to victims.

As a Victim Services Volunteer Crisis Responder, you will have an opportunity to:

  • Receive comprehensive training
  • Gain crisis intervention skills
  • Assist police and emergency personnel by ensuring that the person’s emotional and practical needs are being met so they can focus on their other front-line duties
  • Be there for someone in a time of crisis
  • Offer a safe and comforting presence
  • Learn more about resources in the community
  • Be part of a dedicated team in your community that is making a difference

A volunteer training program including on-line and in-class training is available to train and equip Volunteer Crisis Responders with the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to support and assist victims of crime or tragic circumstances.

Please contact our Crisis Response Coordinator for more information on how to apply at 613-938-8900 ext. 222.

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