Sheriff’s Office recruiting volunteers to provide assistance to victims of crime, trauma
Boulder County, Colo. – The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office is seeking volunteers to serve as Victim Advocates – individuals who work with local law enforcement officials to provide assistance to victims of crime, accidents, trauma, and critical events.
A free 40-hour training course prepares volunteers for this important role. The curriculum consists of topics such as victim rights, crisis intervention, listening skills, grief and loss, domestic violence and sexual assault.
The training will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and on Saturdays from April 5-23.
No prior experience is necessary. Volunteers must be at least 21, live in Boulder County, and have a reliable vehicle, insurance and valid driver’s license. A one-year commitment is required. The program is especially in need of bilingual applicants.
Working as a Victim Advocate offers the opportunity to touch the lives of others by providing a valuable source of support and information for people in the community who have had their worlds altered by traumatic events. Volunteers typically cover one shift a month which can be during days, nights or on weekends.
For more details about the program, a job description or an application, please visit www.BoulderSheriff.org or contact Donna Foster at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-441-3656.