The Victim Services Unit (VSU) staff and volunteers work together to provide community outreach and education as well as on-scene crisis response and ongoing support to victims and witnesses of crime or other traumatic events that occur in our service area.
VSU volunteers receive specialized training and work designated shifts with full-time staff provide community outreach and education provide as well as critical, front-line, 24/7 support services such as:
- Crisis intervention for victims or witnesses of any traumatic event or critical incident such as; domestic violence, serious motor vehicle collisions, a sudden death or suicide, or acute family problems. This includes walk-in clients as well as clients referred by other community service providers.
- Support for victims and witnesses through the investigational and legal processes that follow a critical incident.
- Assistance to victims of fires, floods and other disasters in partnership with the Provincial Emergency Program and our local municipal Emergency Social Services agencies.
- Education and outreach on request to community service providers and other groups interested in learning more about personal and public safety.
Volunteer with the Victim Services program
To volunteer with the VSU you must go through a rigorous screening and training process to make sure you have the skills and personality needed for this program.
Interested in applying to become a Victims’ Services volunteer? You must be:
- At least 19 years old with a valid BC Driver’s License.
- Willing and able to obtain RCMP Enhanced Security Clearance status.
- A resident of Anmore, Belcarra, Coquitlam or Port Coquitlam.
- Proficient in English and/or French.
- A high school graduate.
- Physically fit and able to attend all required training.
- Application forms are not currently available online. Request forms via email.
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