PRINCE GEORGE, BC: The Prince George RCMP Victim Services Unit are looking to increase their volunteer base and will be starting the process this month.
“We have an amazing, close knit and dedicated team of twelve volunteers but we would like to have that number sitting at between twenty and thirty” says Krista Levar, Coordinator of the Unit.
Victim Services personnel accompany RCMP officers to sometimes devastating, brutal scenes of crime and tragedy. They provide support to the survivors and loved ones of murder, sudden death, suicide, assault, sexual assault, and motor vehicle fatalities. They attend court with victims, assist with referrals and provide the community with support when it is most needed.
“Volunteers who are accepted into the program are provided with extensive training and a volunteer experience unlike any other” says Levar. “They must be willing to be called out in the middle of the night to help persons in need of support.”
An information session is being held at the municipal RCMP Detachment at 455 Victoria Street on January 10th at 7:30 pm. Those interested are requested to bring government issued photo identification to the meeting. This will be an opportunity to meet the current volunteers and therapy dogs, take a look at the Victim Services area, learn a bit more about what they do to see if you would like to do it too.
For more information, please contact Krista Levar directly at 250-561-3373.