Kawartha/Haliburton Victims Services is looking for recruits for its On Scene Volunteer Crisis Responder program.

K.H.V.S. is a non-profit organization of four staff and 25 volunteers, and its goal is to lessen the impact of crime on victims.

It offers services such as counselling and even changing locks and is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Victims Services Executive Director Laura Proctor says the organization gets approximately 300 referrals a year from police.

Proctor says she has no concrete data on how many referrals or calls they get from Haliburton but believes the numbers are spread evenly across its district, which also includes Kawartha Lakes and Northumberland County.

Proctor says volunteers may be called to assist first responders.

K.H.V.S. is looking for volunteers starting in October.

Click here if you want to apply to be a volunteer.