RCMP Victims Services looking for volunteers

Meaningful way to give back to the community

Red Deerians looking for ways to give back to the community are urged to consider Red Deer RCMP Victim Services Unit (VSU).

A volunteer information event will be held on May 4, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the downtown Red Deer RCMP detachment. A presentation will follow a question and answer session and the opportunity to talk with staff and volunteers.

“It takes a special person to work with victims of crime or of tragic events,” says Constable Holly Erb, Victim Services Coordinator for Red Deer RCMP in a press release. “It’s a great fit for those who have a knack for caring and want to make a difference in the lives of their fellow Red Deerians.”

The work of volunteers 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 as they navigate the criminal justice system.

“If you volunteer with Victim Services, you’ll be trained to offer professional, compassionate and confidential services to victims of crime and trauma,” says Erb. “Advocates work closely with RCMP and provide an essential service to the community.

For more information visit reddeer.ca/rcmp and click on ‘Volunteer Opportunities’ or call the Victim Services Coordinator at 403-406-2341.

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