|Volunteering to Help Victims
Our program is volunteer based with most of our funding coming from grants and fundraising done in our local community. We welcome any individual who wants to assist victims of crime in our communities, and can volunteer some time as a Victim Services Advocate.
- Canadian citizen or Landed Immigrant
- 18 years or older
- RCMP Reliability Security Clearance
- Valid driver's license
- Strong listening skills
- Ability to work within the policies and procedures of the RCMP
- Ability to contribute to a team environment
- Must maintain confidentiality
We are volunteers who have extensive training and work under the direction of the Three Hills RCMP to provide support, information and referrals to those dealing with the impact of crime or tragedy. Our calls can range anywhere from family violence, car accidents, sudden death and suicides, to property crime and court support.
We will direct you to the online Provincial Certification training. Together, we can make a difference.
As my husband and I retired from 28 years as foster parents, I looked within our community for a new way to use the many skills I had acquired fostering. It was my desire to give back to my community and work with children and families. A former advocate suggested VSU would be a good fit for me, she was right. It's incredibly rewarding and a privilege to assist victims as they journey through the abyss in the aftermath of a critical incident. I value the camaraderie and support from my fellow advocates, coordinators, and RCMP members as we work together in our communities. Shirl
Becoming an advocate for victim services is one of the most fulfilling positions I have had. The training is world class and constantly being updated to provide the tools for us to fulfill the requirements of our job. This is very important to meet the every changing conditions of our community. The people I meet, including other advocates, trainers and victims have made me a better person today. Some of the other advocates are now my best friends today. Knowing I have helped a victim in even the smallest way, through their difficult time, makes it very rewarding. Diane