Would you like to make a difference in your Community?
Volunteers work towards rebuilding a Community by responding to the needs of those in crisis. Joining Victim Services of York Region may be
the perfect opportunity for you. We rely on our volunteers and believe that this unique partnership between staff and community members is
what keeps us relevant, effective and responsive.
Our Volunteer Program has a number of opportunities that allow people to assist their community.
To ensure the highest standards, we screen all candidates on whether they meet the requirements.
Our mandatory training program requires volunteers to become familiar with issues facing persons impacted by crime
Victim Services of York Region Inc. is currently looking for new Volunteers to support the agency in meeting its mission and mandate. New volunteer training takes place twice each year in the spring and then in the fall.
The VSY Volunteer Program has a number of opportunities that allow people to assist their community. These roles currently include:
Administrative Volunteer | Board Membership | Victim Response Volunteer
Team Leader | Bingo Volunteer | Fundraising Volunteer
The volunteer-candidate is required to attend varying hours of training, depending on the role they wish to undertake with the program.
Applicants who meet the criteria listed in the Screening section of this website will be asked to complete and return a VSY Volunteer Profile Form. These forms need to be received at least 2 months prior to the start of the next training session to allow time for all Screening levels to be completed for each applicant.
Packages received after the deadline date may be considered for the next training sessions.
The VSY Volunteer Program continues to have the highest standards in screening all its volunteers via an extensive application process. Candidates may be invited to attend the training sessions if they meet the requirements for their role of interest:
Administrative Volunteer | Volunteer Board Member | Victim Response Volunteer
Team Leader | Volunteer Application | York Regional Police Vulnerable Sector Check
Panelled Interview | Reference Checks | Successful Completion of the VSY Training Program
The screening process includes:
01 Volunteer Application
Candidates interested in volunteering with VSY should fill out the application form below. Should you have any questions please call the Manager of the Volunteer Program during business hours (9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday).
Volunteer Profile Form
02 Panelled Interview
Successful applicants will be contacted to arrange a date, time and location for an interview. Candidates must bring their valid ‘G’ driver’s licence to the interview.
03 Reference Checks
VSY requires all volunteers to submit at least 3 references which include:
- current supervisor(s)
- any past volunteer supervisor(s)
- personal reference(s)
04 Vulnerable Sector Screening
A clear criminal record check is a mandatory component of volunteering with Victim Services of York Region. If you are successful through the interview phase of our screening process and are invited to participate in our training program, a letter of intent will be provided to you. At that time, you will be required to attend one of the following York Regional Police locations to obtain a ‘Police Vulnerable Sector Check’. There is a fee for this.
Our mandatory training program requires volunteers to become familiar with issues such as:
Crisis Intervention Techniques | Effects of Domestic Violence | Sexual Assault
Elder Abuse | Criminal Justice System | Bereavement | Basic Suicide Intervention
Throughout the training period, there are ongoing assessments of volunteer candidates to determine suitability for the program and the role for which they are applying. Attendance is mandatory at all sessions as per program and role requirements.
No one chooses to be a victim but as a community we can help.
Thank you for your interest in the Volunteer Program here at Victim Services of York Region Incorporated. The VSY Volunteer Program has a number of opportunities that allow people to assist their community. Please download and email your completed application form and resume to Deb Phillips, Manager of the Volunteer Program at firstname.lastname@example.org.