Restorative Justice in
Abbotsford began in 2001

Volunteer Application Process

All prospective volunteers must fill out a Volunteer Application Form,  providing 4 references, the Abbotsford Police Department Security Clearance as well as a Driver's Abstract ( and Photo ID delivered in person to the APD Operations Support Branch to be processed by a representative from Abbotsford Restorative Justice.

Prospective volunteers are screened through an interview and with reference checks.

Successful volunteers will be invited to attend training sessions. The cost for attending the training sessions are at a subsidized rate because of generous donations by other organizations. ARJAA also puts in considerable time and resources into interviewing, screening and training of potential volunteers; therefore, potential volunteer mediators and mentors must be prepared to make a two year commitment to the organization.

Volunteering with ARJAA provides rich learning opportunities, new friends and connections, and meaningful ways to help other people and families in your community.

* Please note that in order to be accepted as a volunteer with Abbotsford Restorative Justice and Advocacy Association you need to have 3 years between any illegal drug usage and your application to our organization.

References Policy
Consistent with the Community Policing Stations' standards, we will only provide a reference letter for Volunteers who have been with us a minimum of one year (100 hours)

Come join us!