Halifax Regional Municipality
Halifax Regional Police is a diverse police agency that is committed to community service and partnering with Halifax Regional Municipality to continually enhance and improve safety and security in our neighbourhoods. We are one of the largest police agencies in Atlantic Canada.
Halifax Regional Police is looking for individuals who have a passion for volunteering and a desire to make a difference in our community.
Victim Services volunteers provide emotional support, crisis intervention and referral information to victims of crime at the scene, during evening hours. Volunteers provide support to victims who may have been involved in domestic violence, robberies, assaults, motor vehicle accidents, etc.
As a volunteer with Victim Services, you will:
Attend meetings and training sessions
Learn about supports in the community and provide referrals
Work with a partner to assist citizens in crisis situations
Take notes and forward information to Victim Services staff
Based in Dartmouth, travel throughout metro Halifax using a vehicle provided by HRP.
19 years of age or older
Experience providing listening support to clients in a human services capacity
Valid Nova Scotia Driver’s Licence
Candidates must have reliable transportation to and from the Dartmouth police office due to late evenings and no public transportation available
Good driving record
Able to attend training, meetings and events
Able to make a minimum one-year commitment.
Knowledge and Attributes:
Mature with excellent interpersonal skills
Proficient written and verbal communication skills
Able to adapt in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment
Self-motivated, responsible and reliable
Ability to follow established procedures
Candidates being considered for Victim Services volunteers must successfully meet the security clearance requirements administered by Halifax Regional Police, which will include, but are not limited to, a pre-employment polygraph.
Submission requirements: Please include both paid and unpaid (volunteer) experience in your résumé.
Candidates must have an active email account. Correspondence regarding the status of your application will be sent via email throughout the selection process.
Selection processes for volunteer programs are held on an as needed basis. Candidates' applications will be held on file and reviewed at the next available selection process. Applications for volunteer positions are retained on file for a period of one-year.
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