Volunteer Crisis Responder

(Victim Services of Durham Region)

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Position ID: V-OSH0363
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2023
Last Full Update: 06 Dec 2023

Opportunity Details: Volunteer Crisis Responder

Contact Volunteer and Student Coordinator, Victim Services of Durham Region; Phone: 905-721-4226; Email: vsdurhamregion@drps.ca

Our Crisis Response Volunteers assist our Crisis Intervention Counsellors on-site when they respond to police requests for victim assistance * Crisis responders provide emotional support and community referrals to victims of violent crime, and those impacted by sudden tragedy like the death of a loved one * We provide crisis assistance to victims, their families and witnesses.

More Info Link https://www.victimservicesdurham.ca/get-involved
Benefits Volunteer crisis responders receive extensive training on crisis intervention, trauma, grief and bereavement and providing emotional support.
Clients Our clients are people experiencing unthinkable tragedy and hardship. Our crisis responders provide immediate emotional support during a crisis and assist clients in accessing longer term supports in the community.
Ages 18 year(s) and up
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours No
Suitable For Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Men ; Women ; Individuals
Areas of Interest Advocacy ; Child & Family Services ; Counselling ; Distress / Crisis / Bereavement Support ; Emergency & Response
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Counseling & Support ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Leadership ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Team Work
Commitment Length Long Term - At least one year commitment after training
Interaction Level Small Group
Minimum Hours 24 / Month
Dates and Times Monday: Evening 
Tuesday: Evening 
Wednesday: Evening 
Thursday: Evening 
Friday: Evening 
Saturday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Sunday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening
Seasons Year Round
Accessibility Not Accessible ; Volunteer crisis responders meet with clients often in the client's own home
Location Region of Durham
Number of Positions Durham Region 
Victim Services of Durham Region serves the entire region of Durham. Volunteers are required to have access to a reliable and insured vehicle to get them to the scene when we are called for service, and this could be at any location in the region.
Training Orientation ; Training is provided ; Training is required ; Scheduled training ; Training on-going ; Intakes are done twice yearly, generally in the spring and fall. If you apply and have missed the most recent intake, your application will be kept on file for the next intake
Transportation Driver License required ; Car required ; Volunteers are required to have access to a reliable and insured vehicle, and will be required to travel to provide on-scene support for victims and their families to any location in the Region of Durham.
Police Check Required
Additional Requirements Proof of vaccination required

Agency Details: Victim Services of Durham Region

Office Phone 905-721-4226
Fax 905-579-5343
E-Mail victimservices@drps.ca
Website www.victimservicesdurham.ca
Address & Map
Oshawa, ON
Canada L1N 0B8
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Mailing Address c/o Victim Services; 605 Rossland Rd E 
Box 911 
Whitby, ON 
Canada L1N 0B8

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