We are seeking volunteers. Help your community heal from the effects of crime & tragedy.
Are you interested in giving back to your community in meaningful ways? Volunteering with the Wetaskiwin and District Victim Services Unit (VSU) may be just what you're looking for. This is a unique experience awaiting those with the ability to maintain confidentiality and treat others with compassion and respect. To find out more , call us at 780-312-7287.
Victim advocates are individuals who have been screened for suitability and obtain a RCMP enhanced security clearance. They receive specialized training in over 30 crisis support and intervention situations including: assault, hate crimes, property crimes, robbery, sexual assault, stalking and harassment, family violence, bereavement and sudden death. Advocates have three main goals: to provide assistance and support; to provide information; and to provide referral to victims of crime or tragedy through crisis intervention and timely follow up. Advocates do not provide counselling.
Volunteers may assist with next-of-kin notifications, provide information on government forms such as Victim Impact Statements, Restitution applications, and Financial Benefits applications, and offer guidance, support and community referrals for victims as they navigate the criminal justice system.
Our unit provides invaluable assistance to victims that may be overwhelmed or unsure after a crime or tragedy. Victim Services can assist clients that have questions and want to know what to expect after a crime or tragedy.
Our unit provides invaluable assistance to victims that are often confused, overwhelmed and unsure of how to react after a crime or tragedy. Without Victim Services, many victims would be unsure of what to do, where to go, and how to deal with the emotional trauma surrounding a crime or tragedy.
Board of Directors:
The Wetaskiwin and District Victim Services Unit is governed by a Board of Directors. A position on the board is a very interesting and dynamic way to be involved with the program without being directly involved with a victim’s situation. The role of the Board is to establish polices, make significant and strategic decisions, and oversee the organization.