Boulder Police

Volunteer Victim Advocates Recruitment

Posted on 03/11/2020 at 07:02 pm
Dean Cunningham

We are recruiting for volunteer victim advocates! The video below speaks to the importance of victim advocates in the community as well as the personal satisfaction that can be achieved through volunteering.

https://vimeo.com/395977502

“It’s the most gratifying thing I’ve ever done in my life”

- Jackie J. Volunteer Victim Advocate since 2014.

Do you want to help others in need in your community?

Are you interested in really making a difference for someone?

Would you like to be a part of a team that provides opportunities for self-growth and fulfillment?

Then volunteer as a Victim Advocate for the Boulder Police Department!

Boulder Police Victim Advocates hold a special place in the community. They provide victims with access to resources, referrals, support and practical help AND they take time to listen or offer a shoulder to cry on.

Victim Advocates work closely with police officers and provide a service that is extremely valuable to the whole community. Our volunteers come from all walks of life and backgrounds, but they all have empathy, compassion and dedication.

Applications are being accepted until March 24.

A 40-hour training, beginning March 31st is required. Some of the topics covered are:

  • Crisis intervention,
  • active listening, and
  • emotional responses to grief and trauma.

Applicants must be 21 years old.

For more information, or to apply visit bouldercolorado.gov/police/victim-services or contact Susan Townley at TownleyS@bouldercolorado.gov or 303.441.4048