Crisis Response Volunteer

(Victim Services of Simcoe County, Barrie, Victim Crisis Assistance Ontario)

Position ID: V-MID0048
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2023
Last Full Update: 05 Jul 2023

Opportunity Details: Crisis Response Volunteer

Contact Marie McCallum, Executive Director, Victim Services of Simcoe County; Phone: 705-725-7025 ext 2120 * 705-436-2141 ext 2022; Email:

Community volunteers are trained to work as part of a team to assist victims of crime or tragedy by providing emotional support, practical assistance and community referrals. Support can be on-site or by phone. Referrals are from police and community agencies.

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Ages 21 year(s) and up
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours No
Areas of Interest Distress / Crisis / Bereavement Support
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Counseling & Support ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Leadership ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Team Work ; Translation & Languages ; Writing & Editing ; Great listening skills and a willingness to support others through a crisis. (Violent or otherwise)
Commitment Length Long Term (More than 1 year) - One year commitment or longer ; 4 twelve hour, on call, shifts per month, or 8 six hour on call shifts per month
Interaction Level One-on-one - Work in teams of 2 ; Virtual Volunteering - may provide telephone support as required
Minimum Hours 48 / Month
Seasons Year Round
Accessibility Unknown ; Team of two volunteers will meet with clients on-site or at an alternate safe location
Location 110 Fairview Road, Barrie, Ontario L4N 8X8
Number of Positions Barrie: 16 individual(s) ; Christian Island: 4 individual(s) ; Midland: 4 individual(s) ; Penetanguishene: 4 individual(s) ; Springwater: 4 individual(s) ; Tay: 4 individual(s) ; Tiny: 4 individual(s) 
40 individual(s) needed in total. 
Volunteers are needed throughout Simcoe County. All volunteers are welcome to apply. An initial interview is held prior to acceptance to training.
Training Orientation ; Training is provided ; Scheduled training ; Training on the job ; Training on-going ; Successful applicants must complete a mandatory online and in-class training program. 
Training will prepare volunteers with the skills necessary to work in partnership with police as together they endeavour to support victims of crime and tragic circumstance.
Transportation Driver License required ; Car required ; Must have a valid driver's license and liability insurance on the vehicle being used while on agency business.
Cost No cost
Police Check Required
Additional Requirements Must have reliable transportation. Criminal record check will include requirements for working with vulnerable persons. Volunteer will require a cell phone while on duty.
Liability Insurance Available
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Community Sets Barrie ; South Simcoe ; VC - North Simcoe ; VC - Orillia & Area ; VC - Simcoe County ; VC - Simcoe, Muskoka, Parry Sound District, Bruce, Grey, Peterborough & Northumberland

Agency Details: Victim Services of Simcoe County, Barrie, Victim Crisis Assistance Ontario

Office Phone 705-725-7025 Ext 2120
Address & Map
Barrie Emergency Services Campus
110 Fairview Rd
Barrie, ON
Canada L4N 8X8
Mailing Address cVictim Services of Simcoe County; 
132 Commerce Park Dr, Unit K, Suite 122 
Barrie, ON 
Canada L4N 0Z7