Volunteer Opportunities

Imagine the worst day of your life.

You are alone, confused, upset.

Now imagine someone sitting beside you, holding your hand, helping with phone calls or children; guiding you through a situation you didn’t ask for, didn’t want and don’t know how to handle.

What would that mean to you?

Our On-Call Victim Advocates provide outstanding on-site crisis response and support to victims of crime and trauma throughout the Cochrane Area. Their passion and energy is at the heart of our organization and drives us towards excellence.

What do you get in return?

  • The sense of satisfaction from knowing you’re really helping
  • Flexibility to fit into your busy schedule
  • Meet people just like you
  • An excellent training program provided by CAVSS
  • Be part of a great team with plenty of peer and staff support
  • An organization committed to enriching your life

But this role isn’t for everyone.

Do you have what it takes?

Successful Victim Advocates are compassionate, dedicated people. They have enough experience to know that life isn’t always sunshine and roses but they do what they can to make the world a better place for themselves and for others. They are also non-judgemental, honest, hard-working people with a good moral compass. They know this is not your average volunteer gig so they have the patience to go through the rigorous training and security clearance that can many months. On a side note, they must be 18+, have a driver’s license and be willing to commit a year to helping people during the toughest part of their lives.

If this sounds like something you can get behind download an Application Form, fill it out and either email (volunteer@cochranevictimservices.ca) to us or bring it into the Cochrane RCMP detachment at 359 1 Street E. Monday through Friday, 9:00 – 17:00.

But WAIT there’s more…

We also have other exciting volunteer opportunities:

Become a part of our outstanding team.

If you are interested in learning more please contact us:

Cochrane & Area Victim Services Society
359 1 Street E, Cochrane, AB, T4C 1Y7