Status of Women Council of the NWT
Status of Women Council of the NWT

Yellowknife Victim Services Program is now recruiting volunteers



Yellowknife Victim Services (YVS) staff and volunteers provide a compassionate, non-judgemental and courteous response to victims and family members by offering support, information and referrals. YVS works to relieve victims from having to face the impacts of their experience alone. Our overall aim is to lessen the immediate impact of crime or tragedy on a person. Clients are assisted with emotional and practical support, and where necessary, support is available for navigating the court and legal system. Victim services offer accompaniment to court, the RCMP detachment, the hospital, meetings or other agencies. Victims can receive personal, face to face support or anonymous support over the phone.

Volunteers are responsible for providing emotional and practical support, information, and referrals to victims of crime and their families. Our volunteers receive training in areas of family violence, sexual assault, residential schools, cultural sensitivity and overall proper crisis management skill, as their objective is to respond to crisis situations during evenings and weekend hours. Once training is complete, volunteers take the on-call phone and offer these services to clients during evenings and weekends for one shift every month.

Benefits of volunteer with victim services

  • Work with awesome team
  • Get ongoing support and assistance when needed
  • Debriefing when required
  • Give back to your community-making Yellowknife a safer and healthier community
  • Receive training on crisis management and other areas that can be applicable to your present or future job
  • On-call is flexible

For more information please contact Hawa Dumbuya-Sesay at vscoordinator@nativewomens.com or go to their website  

4902-50th Avenue, 2nd Floor
 PO Box 2321
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2P7
Phone: 1-867-920-2978
Fax: 1-867-669-0194

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