Red Deer RCMP Victim Services is looking for volunteers

Information session to be held Saturday

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.

Volunteer must:

  • 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.

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