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About the Position
Position #: 16375
OrganizationVictim Services of Waterloo Region
Position: On-Call Volunteer Crisis Responder - Crisis Responders
Location: Services provided throughout Waterloo Region
Description: Volunteers respond immediately to requests from emergency services and the community to assist all victims of crime and tragic circumstances by providing immediate crisis intervention, emotional and practical support, information, education. We operate from an empowerment perspective. We advocate where necessary and refer to community agencies at the scene or over the telephone 24/7.
Requirements: English Proficiency, Confidentiality, Specialized Training, Work Without Supervision
Training Details: Our 80 hour training program is a combination of in-class and e-learning modules which includes comprehensive subject matter: Domestic Violence, Suicide, Mental Health, Trauma and Crisis Intervention, Grief and Bereavement, Human Trafficking, Safety Planning, Cultural Sensitivity, Criminal Justice System, etc.
Working Conditions: Volunteers must be 19 years or older and willing to commit to two years of service. A valid driver's license, a reliable vehicle and a Canadian cell phone are required. Cultural diversity is an asset.
Duration: More than 1 year
Timing: Anytime
Time Detail: Volunteers must be willing to commit to 6 - six hour shifts per month plus the monthly volunteer meeting. Shifts are flexible.
Age: 19+
Ideal for: An Individual
Transportation: Car required
Area(s) of Interest: Caring Support, Counselling/Conflict, Health Care/Emergency
Skill(s): Cultural Awareness/Sensitivity, Interpersonal Communication, Conflict Resolution, Decision-Making/Prioritizing, Sensitivity, Empathy
How to Apply
Application Link:
Website: http://www.vswr.ca
Email: Send an Email Message
Contact: Ashley Hendricks
Phone: 519-650-8500 Ext. 4464
Address: P.O. Box 3070 Cambridge, N3H 5M1
Volunteer Action Centre of Kitchener Waterloo and Area
(Townships Wellesley, Wilmot and Woolwich)
151 Frederick Street, Suite 500
Kitchener ON N2H 2M2
Phone: 519 742 8610
Fax: 519 742 0559
Monday - Thursday
9 am - 4 pm
Friday: 9 am - 12 pm
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