Crisis Responder Volunteer

Time Commitment: 
Long-Term (6+ months)
Deadline to Apply: 
Friday, November 19, 2021
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Victim Services of Middlesex-London (VSML) Volunteer Crisis Responders provide immediate on-scene emotional support, practical assistance to those impacted by crime or tragic circumstance. Volunteers are on-call and respond to Police and other Emergency Services within London and Middlesex County. Most common requests occurs after Sudden death or Domestic Violence.

Volunteers always work in teams of 2 and will attend personal residences, hospitals, police stations, public places or potentially outdoors when supporting families of a house fire.  All volunteers are expected to wear PPE and follow existing Covid and all other safety protocols.

Training class are twice a year.  This posting volunteers will finish their training by the end of March 2022.

Training included 40 hours online training courses (23 modules) completed at your own pace and 30 hours in-person training (7 training days on some Thursday evening and 2 Saturdays in late February and most of March).

For more information about this position, go to our website.  Apply through the website:

https://vsmiddlesex.org/get-involved/volunteer-crisis-responder/

Required Qualifications/Training: 
Valid driver's driver's License
Vulnerable Screening Check
Over 18 years old
Willingness to travel throughout Middlesex County (e.g. Strathroy, Lucan, London, Munsee)
1 years commitment after training completed end of March
Skills Preferred: 
Compassion, Empathy, Community Awareness/knowledge
Advanced Language Skills
Active Listening

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