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About the Position
Position #: 123
OrganizationGrande Prairie & District Victim Services
Position: Volunteer Victim Advocate
Location: 10202 99 Street, Grande Prairie, AB, Canada
Impact Statement: Volunteer Advocates are members of our community who have chosen to donate their time, energy and skills because they share a concern for individuals who have been affected by crime and tragic circumstances. Our volunteers are men and women over the age of 18, from all cultural backgrounds. Advocates are committed, empathetic and prepared to provide emotional support, practical assistance and referrals to victims of crimes and tragedies, as well as witnesses and family members. Because our volunteers work closely with RCMP members, all Advocates must obtain an enhanced RCMP Security Clearance.
Description: Grande Prairie & District Victim Services is seeking individuals to join our incredible team of Volunteer Advocates. Our Advocates provide crisis intervention, support and referrals to persons affected by crime and tragedy. Advocates will receive provincially recognized training that includes: Communication Skills, Crisis Intervention, Family Violence, Sexual Assault, Sudden Death, Grief & Loss and Suicide Intervention, and many more hands on courses as they come up. Applicants must be over 18 years of age, have a valid Alberta Drivers Licence and pass an Enhanced RCMP Security Clearance.
Training Details: All of our staff and Volunteer Advocates will need to complete a 35 Module Solicitor General On Line training, as well as other courses that become available throughout the year.
Duration: More than 1 year
Timing: Weekday - Evening, Weekend - Daytime, Weekend - Evening
Time Detail: On Call basis - Weekday evening shifts, Weekend day & evening shifts
Age: 18+
Ideal for: An Individual
Transportation: Car required
Area(s) of Interest: Caring Support, Health Care/Emergency
Skill(s): Cultural Awareness/Sensitivity, Interpersonal Communication, Empathy, Adaptability, Respect
How to Apply
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Email: Send an Email Message
Contact: Volunteer Coordinator
Address: Grande Prairie,

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