The Hinton VSU Needs YOU!
The Town of Hinton is resharing this message on behalf of our partners at the Victim Services Unit.
Be there when Hinton and area residents need someone.
Advocates provide emotional support, including answering questions and providing information that will help lessen the impact of the crisis for the victim, and practical assistance as needed.
Learn more about the VSU on it's website here, or by reading below.
About the VSU
The Hinton Victim Support Services Unit has partnered with the Hinton RCMP to provide non-judgemental emotional support to victims following a crime or tragedy. The Advocates will respond to inquiries, requests and complaints upon the request of a police member or community agency, or upon contact by a victim.
A caring community is aware that the unexpected happens and when it does we get through it better together.
Hinton Victim Support Services provides immediate support to those affected by crime or trauma.
Support line: 780-740-2227
Being an Advocate
The VSU offers a list of qualities that indicate a volunteer is suitable for this unique, important role. View it here.
In addition to these suitabilities, the below are requirements for a volunteer victim services advocate/support worker:
- Canadian Citizen/Landed Immigrant
- 18 years or older
- Police Security Clearance
- Mandatory Certification Victim Advocate Training
- Have a valid driver’s license (mandatory in most areas but not all)
- Want to assist victims of crime in your community
- Strong listening skills
- Ability to work within the policies and procedures of the Police Service/RCMP
- Ability to work within a team environment
- Ability to maintain confidentiality
Step up for your community, and be there when your neighbours need you!