Requirements for volunteer victim services advocate/support worker
- Canadian Citizen/Landed Immigrant
- 18 years or older
- Police Security Clearance
- Mandatory Certification Victim Advocate Training
- Have a valid driver’s license (mandatory in most areas but not all)
- Want to assist victims of crime in your community
- Strong listening skills
- Ability to work within the policies and procedures of the Police Service/RCMP
- Ability to work within a team environment
- Ability to maintain confidentiality
How to apply?
Complete the Pre-Application and fax or drop off to your local Police Detachment. Once reviewed by the Program Coordinator, you will be contacted to fill out the Victim Services application form in detail. Once you have submitted your application, the steps may include:
During your interview, it is important that you come prepared. These interviews are based on interpersonal skills, sensitively, decision making, communication, integrity, and motivation.
- Your application is reviewed by the Victim Services Coordinator
- If your application is to be considered, you will then be contacted for a formal interview(s).
- If your application advances it will then be sent for a formal Police Security Clearance
- Once accepted, you will be advised of when Basic Advocate training will begin.
- This can be a very lengthy process. Depending on if you are applying with the RCMP or Municipal Police Services, the entire process can take from 4 months to I year (with the Security Clearance being the most time consuming).