Volunteer Suitability Criteria

Volunteer Suitability Criteria


An acceptable volunteer candidate should meet specific criteria or possess certain characteristics.



The volunteer applicant will:

  • Be of good moral character and high ethical standards
  • Have a genuine interest in the needs of victims.
  • Be empathetic and patient.
  • Be mature
  • Be responsible and reliable.
  • Have above average interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Possess good writing skills.
  • Be people oriented.
  • Be able to present a professional demeanour.
  • Be able to be discreet and uphold confidentiality of information.
  • Be honest and sincere.
  • Have common sense skills and be able to use discretion.
  • Be willing to learn.
  • Not have a history of (or present problem with) substance abuse, drugs or alcohol.
  • Be flexible.
  • Have a good sense of humour.
  • Have problem solving abilities.
  • Be able to accept direction and supervision.
  • Have good mental and emotional health.
  • Be able to deal with victims in a non-judgmental, non-prejudicial manner.
  • Lack rigid and inflexible opinions.
  • Be a team player and work well with others.
  • Have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record.
  • Not have a criminal record and be able to be security cleared by the RCMP.
  • Be able to cope with stress.
  • Lack a hidden personal agenda.
  • Be a good listener.
  • Be able to work with police members.
  • Have a positive attitude.
  • Be objective.