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Become a Victim Services Volunteer | Volunteer Application Form | Volunteer Job Description | Ten Professional Development Benefits of Volunteering

Working with Emergency Service personnel to meet the needs of victims, our volunteers:

  • Are supportive and non-judgmental
  • Help the victim regain a sense of personal control and safety
  • Arrange for transportation to a safe location
  • Help contact supportive family members or friends with consent of client
  • Help arrange security repairs
  • Provide referral services to community resources for follow-up and support

Our trained volunteers:

  • Respond quickly to a call to help lessen the trauma of being victimized
  • Help the victim cope with the impact of a crime and or tragic circumstance
  • Provide emotional support and practical assistance to victims and their families
  • Encourage victims to connect with the appropriate services in their communities
  • Identify options and choices to victims
  • Assist police and other emergency personnel to allow them to complete their job
  • Provide opportunities for the residents of Marathon, Manitouwadge and Pic River First Nation to become actively involved with helping others in their community

Why Volunteer? 

  • Partake in a community network responding to victims of crime and other tragic circumstances
  • Learn new skills you can use for a lifetime
  • Meet other dedicated people like yourself
  • Feel good in knowing you've helped a member of your community

How to Become a Volunteer? 

  • Forward your application to one of our two offices
  • Complete a Police Records Check
  • Agree to take part in training
  • Desire to treat people with dignity, respect, compassion and empathy

Volunteer Requirements

  • Attend core training as per Ministry guidelines
  • Attend a scheduled volunteer meeting/training session once a month
  • Available to fulfill rotating shifts
  • Possess a non-judgmental attitude and maintain confidentiality
  • Access to a vehicle


  • Volunteers will take part in forty (40) hours of initial mandatory training as set out by the Ministry of the Attorney General with ongoing monthly training sessions in the areas of:
    • Sexual Assault
    • Elder Abuse
    • Domestic Violence
    • Break and Enter
    • Sudden Death
    • Traffic Accidents
    • Suicide
    • Fire
    • Family Crisis
    • Homicide

If you have the required skills to become a Victim Services volunteer, please contact us for further details.