Your time can help make the difference in the life of a victim of crime.
Muskoka Victim Services is putting the call out for Volunteer Crisis Responders. Program Coordinator Jody North says you don’t need the experience to be a volunteer, but you do need compassion. She says you’ll be called on by emergency officials when someone has been affected by crime or loss.
This would include providing emotional support and helping the victim find services available to help them in Muskoka.
North says volunteers will be trained on how to deal with these emotionally complex situations.
There’s 40 hours of online training and a day of training in class. You’ll be asked to commit three days every month to 12-hour on-call shifts.
If you’re interested in getting involved, you can call North at 1-844-762-9945 or go to the MVS website.