Get Involved - Victims' Services

Victim Services Unit (VSU) volunteers receive specialized training and work designated shifts with full-time staff to provide community outreach and education, as well as on-scene crisis response and ongoing support to victims and witnesses of crime or other traumatic events.

VSU hopefuls go through a rigourous screening and training process to make sure they have the skills and personality needed to provide critical, front-line, 24/7 support services such as:

  • Crisis intervention for victims or witnesses of any traumatic event or critical incident such as; domestic violence, serious motor vehicle collisions, a sudden death or suicide, or acute family problems.  This includes walk-in clients as well as clients referred by other community service providers.
  • Support for victims and witnesses through the investigational and legal processes that follow a critical incident.
  • Assistance to victims of fires, floods and other disasters in partnership with the Provincial Emergency Program and our local municipal Emergency Social Services agencies.
  • Education and outreach on request to community service providers and other groups interested in learning more about personal and public safety.

Interested in applying to become a Victims’ Services volunteer? You must be:

  • At least 19 years old with a valid BC Driver’s License.
  • Willing and able to obtain RCMP Enhanced Security Clearance status.
  • A resident of Anmore, Belcarra, Coquitlam or Port Coquitlam.
  • Proficient in English and/or French.
  • A high school graduate.
  • Physically fit.
  • Able to attend all required training.