Peace Regional Victim Services Board Members
Role of Volunteer BOARD MEMBERS
The Peace Regional Victim Services Board of Directors meets once a month, usually not for more than two hours. Board members do not meet in July or August. Our program aims to have representation from all areas of the Peace Region.
There are a number of positions on the Board, including President, past President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and several Director positions. Terms for Board members are two-years in length and these can be renewed if desired.
Although we have a few projects a year that may require extra time, most Board members say that realistically their time commitment to Victim Services rarely exceeds six hours a month.
We encourage people with a variety of backgrounds and experiences to become Board members as this diversity contributes to the quality of our program and our Board.
Peace Regional Victim Services Board Members must satisfy a Criminal Records check. Board Members do not have access to victim files and are not involved in the day-to-day operation of our Victim Services Unit. Training is provided to Board members by The Alberta Solicitor General. This training is usually held in Edmonton in the fall. Of course our program pays for any training costs.
Board Members help raise awareness of our Victim Services unit at different events throughout the year. This includes events such as community registration nights in the fall. The Board is also responsible for ensuring that our program has the required funds to continue to operate. The Board assists the Program Co-ordinator in completing Grant applications, sustaining municipal funding and assisting with one-time events such as golf tournaments. In the last few years we have found that significantly raising awareness about Victim Services has generated more donations to the program and helped alleviate some of the responsibility of organizing fundraising events.
Contact Peace Region Victim Services for more information about the Board of Directors or to inquire about becoming a board member.