Class being held Saturday December 3rd and Sunday December 4th.
Crisis Responders volunteer their time and provide on-scene and over the phone emotional support, crisis intervention, and information and referrals to community resources for people impacted by crime, tragedy or traumatic situations in the immediate aftermath.
Minimum 18 years of age
Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle with good insurance
Cellphone and email
Police Vulnerable Sector Check (This will be completed through Chatham-Kent Victim Services)
Commitment to 48 hours worth of on-call shifts per month
Shifts are 6-hours in length or 12 hours in length (7am – 1pm; 1pm – 7pm or 7am/pm to 7pm/am)
On-call means that you are available to respond to a call and support someone. You are required to remain in Chatham-Kent. However, you can go about your day as long as you could take a call and respond in a reasonable time.
Minimum of 1 year commitment
Completion of mandatory training
Training is usually held twice per year (Winter/Spring and Fall).
There may be other trainings offered throughout the year.
Consists of training in crisis intervention, trauma-informed care, and specific incident training such as responding to an incident of sexual violence, domestic violence, sudden death, house fire as well as training in available community resources.
If any of the training dates posted (if posted) are a conflict for you and your are interested in volunteering as a Crisis Responder, please email email@example.com to describe the nature of your conflict (how many days, which days, times etc.).
Once your application is received, the Volunteer Coordinator or a designated staff will reply to your application to set up an interview to determine suitability for the position and ask you to complete a Vulnerable Sector Check form.
Once you have been accepted, you will receive specific information with regards to the training (location, time etc.)
Once you have completed training and have been approved to go into active service as a Crisis Responder, you will be asked to submit a copy of your driver’s license, insurance, and a Driver’s Abstract which can be obtained from the Ministry of Transportation.
Crisis Responders are regularly exposed to other people’s trauma and traumatic situations.
Volunteer Application Form
If you do not wish to fill out the online application below, you can download, print, and fill out this PDF version: CKVS Volunteer Application