ADVAS is looking for men and women interested in becoming front line victim advocates to provide support, information and referrals to victims of crime or tragedy.
We need individuals interested in a challenging and rewarding volunteer experience who are caring and non-judgmental with a sincere interest in helping victims move past their immediate trauma.
Potential volunteers must be willing and able to attend all mandatory training, pass an enhanced RCMP security clearance and commit to the time required of a Victim Assistance Volunteer Advocate.
If you are a mature adult, 18 years or older, with strong communication skills and the ability to maintain confidentiality we would like to talk with you!
ADVAS offers a comprehensive on-going training program.
All volunteers must complete and obtain certification from the Solicitor General Basic Advocate Training Program before serving as an active volunteer. This course consists of instruction on The Criminal Justice System and the Court System, Advocate Safety, Crisis Intervention, Communication Skills, Suicide Prevention and Self Care.
This training is completed online with Alberta Justice and Solicitor General with face to face tutorials as the volunteers progress through the mandated 35 modules.
Ongoing training for Volunteers includes, but is not limited to:
Most of the training consists of certificate courses; all instructors are experts in their field of work. These courses serve to professionalize our program and to offer volunteers practical information they can use in their personal/professional lives.
For more information please call 403 945-7290
Are you ready for the most rewarding volunteer experience of your life?
You will be joining an award-winning community service.
You will work in partnership with the RCMP.