How to become a Volunteer

 

“In helping others, we shall help ourselves, for whatever good we give out, completes the circle and comes back to us.” - Flora Edwards

Ah-shawah-bin Sioux Lookout / Lac Seul Victim Support Services relies on volunteers to provide effective short-term support and crisis assistance to victims of crime and tragic circumstance. A comprehensive screening process and ongoing training for volunteers ensures that victims are assisted with dignity, respect, compassion and empathy.

If you are looking for an opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of others, please consider volunteering with Ah-shawah-bin Sioux Lookout/Lac Seul Victim Support Services. People of all skills and abilities are welcome to apply!

Requirements:

  • must be 18 years of age or older
  • genuine interest in, and awareness of issues surrounding victims of crime and tragic circumstance
  • cross-cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • ability to handle crisis situations and to provide sensitive and confidential service to victims
  • acceptable Criminal Records Check
  • able to commit to a minimum of one year of volunteer activity
  • willing to complete 40 hours of minimum standards training and ongoing training and development; Twenty-One (21) courses to complete
  • willing to sign up for a minimum of 4 volunteer shifts per month
  • victim services volunteers must have use of a car and possess a valid driver’s license and auto insurance