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Volunteer

Court support Volunteer – Court support volunteers primarily assist victims in the court process with information, support and referrals.

Volunteer Awards

The annual Golden Heart Award is awarded in memory of Marlene Le Blanc who served as a volunteer and staff member of ADVAS. The Golden Heart Award is awarded to those who have shown outstanding, selfless efforts to reach out to victims and have extended above and beyond what is expected by the volunteer and their position.

The nominees for this award are chosen by fellow ADVAS volunteers who have all shown great dedication and commitment throughout 2018.

We are often faced with many struggles, complicated files, tough clients, and at most times, a high file load.

As previously said by an advocate “this is such a dynamic group of volunteers. Everyone has something unique and special to offer. Everyone supports each other and is amazing with victims”.

We are forever grateful for the wonderful jobs our volunteers do so well.

Golden Heart Award Recipient 2021

The annual Golden Heart Award is given in memory of Marlene Leblanc who served as a volunteer and staff member of Airdrie and District Victims Assistance Society (ADVAS).

Every year we like to take the time to recognize those who have displayed compassion, commitment and dedication to ADVAS.  The Golden Heart Award is awarded to those who have shown outstanding selfless efforts to reach out to the victims and have demonstrated efforts that extend above and beyond what is expected by the volunteer and their position.

The nominees for this award are chosen by fellow ADVAS volunteers who have also shown great dedication and commitment throughout 2021.  Over this past year we have faced many struggles, complicated files, tough clients, and at most times, a high file load.  As said by an advocate “our teams are made up of incredible volunteers and everyone has something unique and powerful to offer.  Everyone is deserving of recognition for their selflessness and dedication and has something special to offer.”

We are forever grateful for the wonderful jobs that everyone does, but we are so pleased to announce that Elric Neilson is the 2021 recipient.   He tirelessly goes out of his way for not only the team he leads and the victims he supports, but also for all his fellow advocates.  His sense of humor is appreciated by all and his dedication to ADVAS truly shows.

His peers will tell you – “He’s so knowledgeable and has exceptional training abilities”, He’s kind, educated and has made me feel comfortable as a new advocate”, Elric cares about the advocates and about giving supporting information to victims”, “his drive to help people and willingness to share knowledge, really made an impact on me.  Also, his years of dedication really shows in his heart”.

Elric started with ADVAS in June 2017 and then excelled into the team lead role where he currently manages not only his team, but helps mentor other team leads and manage their teams when needed.

He has contributed over 1200 volunteer hours to supporting victims and their needs.

He continues to show outstanding efforts to reach out to victims and has extended above and beyond what is expected in his volunteer role.

Congratulations Elric, you are so very deserving of this recognition and award.

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