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Victim Services Volunteer

Victim Service Volunteers work closely with one another and with assigned Police Officers in assisting victims of crime. This is achieved primarily by telephone contact with victims offering them support and resource information on social and judicial material.

Victim

The duties of a Victim Services Volunteer include:

  • Answering telephones and providing short-term emotional support to victims of crime and tragedy.
  • Provide referrals to appropriate community resources.
  • Provide crime prevention information.
  • Provide information to victims regarding their occurrences by accessing police data base.
  • Obtain and provide court information to victims of crime.
  • Provide Criminal Justice information regarding Victim Bill of Rights, Victim Impact Statements and Compensation for Victims of Crime.
  • Conduct personal home visits when required.
  • Volunteer at various Police related events.

For further information interested individuals can contact the Victim Services Volunteer Coordinator at 204-986-3977.

 

Prospective Volunteer Applicants Please Note:

The Winnipeg Police Service is not accepting Volunteer Applications at this time. Please check the website periodically for information on the next opportunity.

 

Victim Services Section - Why We Volunteer

Victim Services Volunteers work closely with one another and with assigned Police Officers in assisting victims of crime. This is achieved primarily by telephone contact with victims offering them support and resource information on social and judicial material.

Following are some of the stories of our volunteers and why they choose to volunteer with the Victim Services Section:


Arlene Bileck "Volunteering for the Victim Services Section of the WPS has many benefits. Having retired from education after 36 years, I felt I still had the energy, interest and desire to remain active in a helping capacity.

Wanting to do “something different” yet continue to use interpersonal skills of problem solving and empathy, VSS fit the bill. 

No one can solve world problems, but from one corner of the police service, I feel that our small tasks of support go a long way to assist victims that have been traumatized.

Just “lending an ear” to the voices of those who have been affected can be all that is needed to alleviate fears and restore confidence.

The team of professionals that support the volunteer service have helped to extend my learning and understanding of how crime impacts individuals. Opportunities to attend workshops, receive more information and training are valuable personally and for my role as a case worker. 

The knowledge of the inter connectedness of justice, law, available resources and personnel available to victims of crime greatly assists this role. 

Now in my tenth year of volunteering, giving back to the police organization gives one a sense of satisfaction and appreciation for the work of WPS."

Arlene Bileck


sEAN tUGBY"I have been a Victim Service volunteer since 2001. In that time, I have had many great opportunities and experiences. 

I have developed skills that enable me to help people who might be going through a traumatic time in their life; I provide them with information to empower them to help themselves by being a listening ear, providing court information / updates, safety and crime prevention tips, as well as community resources.

As a volunteer, there are training and learning opportunities which provide me knowledge in assisting victims and citizens of Winnipeg.  As well, we get to assist at public events around the city. As a victim service volunteer, I am a part of an extremely talented and diverse group of people who strive to make a difference with the people we are in contact with. ."

Sean Tugby



 

 

Last Update: August 16, 2017

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