1. Do the police refer services only?
2. What education do you need to be a volunteer?
- In most instances we are referred by the police however, staff are available to accept calls during business hours 8:30 A.M - 4:30 P.M.
3. How are your volunteers screened?
- We would prefer a Grade 12 graduate although consideration is given to life experiences when evaluating the applicant.
4. What are the personal skills you need to be a good volunteer?
- Screening interview
- Three reference checks
- A criminal record check
5. Do you need a CPR and /or First Aid Training to be a volunteer?
- Good Listener
- Good decision making skills
6. Will I be required to attend a call by myself?
- No. It is not required as our volunteers are not to administrate first aid.
7. What training is required in order to volunteer?
- No, all volunteers are dispatched in teams made up of two woman and/or one man and one woman.
- You are required to complete 40 hours of in house training that will include Ethics of helping
Communication, Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Elder Abuse, Death and Grieving, Suicide Intervention,
Property Related Crimes, Assistance following Disaster and Multi-Casualty occurrences and Self care. An evaluation and oath of secrecy are administered at the end of the training session.
A certificate will be presented upon successful completion of the training program. You will also be required to attend a minimum of eight monthly/training meeting.