Becoming an Advocate
In person or telephone pre-screen. Talk to our staff about becoming an advocate. Come in and grab an information package and application form. Share with us your interests and how you feel you can add value to support our program’s mission.
Participate in an interview with the Program Manager. We would like to get to know you better! Given the nature of the work we do, we need to ensure that advocates have the skillset and mental acuity to manage stressful situations and understand the need for privacy and that supporting victims of crime with respect, tact, and professionalism is our utmost priority. If, after the interview, you are selected to proceed with your application, you will be invited to participate in an enhanced security clearance.
Awaiting your security clearance, you may start completing the online required E-learning training and/or starting administration tasks to assist in community awareness. Once security clearance is received and approved, and the requested E-learning training is completed, you may begin responding to crisis calls as a responder. It is through our policy and procedure that we go out in teams of 2, so you will never be alone for a call out.
You must be at least 18 years of age
You must live within the County of Vulcan
You must have a passion for helping others
You must be willing to come to monthly meetings
Must be willing to be on call
Must pass an extensive RCMP level security clearance