Red Deer RCMP Victim Services Unit is hosting a volunteer information session on Saturday.
The hour-long event includes a presentation about the role of victim services advocates, followed by an opportunity to ask questions and talk to staff and volunteers.
The session starts at 12:30 p.m. at the downtown RCMP detachment, located at 4602 51st Ave. Snacks and beverages are provided.
Victim Services advocates are screened for suitability and receive specialized training to help people after a crime or traumatic event.
Their work may include assisting with next-of-kin notifications; providing information on government forms such as victim impact statements, restitution, and financial benefits; and offering guidance, support and community referrals for victims navigating the criminal justice system.
- Be 18 years of age or older.
- Be a Canadian resident or landed immigrant who has lived in Canada a minimum of five years.
- Complete RCMP enhanced security clearance.
- Complete the Alberta Solicitor General online training course after acceptance into the program.
For more information go to www.reddeer.ca/city-services/police-rcmp/volunteer-opportunities, or call victim services co-ordinator RCMP Const. Holly Erb at 403-406-2341.