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Volunteer with Victim/Witness Services

If you are a compassionate person looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity that will truly make a difference in people's lives, the Lethbridge Police Service Victim/Witness Services Unit (V/WSU) would like to meet you!

Volunteers for the V/WSU assist in the following ways: 

  • Provide acute, trauma-informed crisis support to victims/witnesses of crime, trauma or tragedy within the City of Lethbridge
  • Deliver practical, informational and emotional support throughout the experience of navigating the criminal justice system
  • Offer access to provincial programs and resource referrals to specialized services and community programming
  • Offer specialized court preparation and accompaniment

In order to volunteer for V/WSU, applicants must: 

  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age

  • Be a Canadian Citizen or a Canadian Permanent Resident

  • Have no record of criminal convictions for which a pardon has not been granted, or any outstanding criminal or internal investigations prior to volunteering with the LPS
    • Candidates who have lived outside of Canada for six (6) months or more over the past ten (10) years will need to demonstrate this by providing a Police Certificate from each country in which they have resided

  • Provide at least three (3) reference checks

  • Have a valid Class 5 Driver's License (graduated licenses cannot be accepted)

  • Be able to commit to the full training program, including job shadowing 

  • Be available for two on-call shifts per month, ensuring 24/7 coverage for citizens in Lethbridge

Please note that it would be deemed a conflict of interest to volunteer with V/WSU if you are actively working as a police officer, a probation officer, a parole officer or a lawyer. 

Complete the application and required paperwork found on the BambooHR Career Portal annually in September/October. 

The hiring process for this unique and valuable team follows this general timeline:

  • September: Applications will be accepted on BambooHR Career Portal
  • October: Interviews will be held
  • November: Job shadow shifts scheduled
  • December: Offers of acceptance issued
  • January: Mandatory Recruit Training will be held 

Mandatory basic training includes a provincial online program, as well as in-person sessions consisting of three (3) evenings and two (2) Saturdays. Some of the topics addressed are: 

  • General police procedures
  • Suicide awareness
  • Domestic violence
  • Sexual assault
  • Bereavement
  • The criminal justice system
  • Trauma-informed care
  • Practical scenario training
  • And additional courses, as required


To learn more about the expectations and process for volunteering with Victim Services, email the Victim/Witness Services Unit directly or call them at 403-330-5176 during business hours.

The City of Lethbridge is an equal opportunity employer.
We thank all applicants in advance for their interest. We will only contact individuals selected for interviews.

Personal information is collected as part of the Lethbridge Police Service (LPS) employment application process. This information is securely stored and only disclosed and used by authorized LPS personnel for the purpose of determining candidate suitability and eligibility for employment with LPS, in keeping with Alberta’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. If you have any questions regarding the collection and use of this personal information, contact the Access and Privacy Unit directly.



Lethbridge Police Service
135 1 Avenue South
Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0A1

Non-Emergency Phone: 403-328-4444
General Inquiries Phone: 403-327-2210
Email: General Inquiries
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Closed weekends and statutory holidays



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