Boulder Police Department seeks volunteers to help victims

Posted on 09/13/2021 at 10:13 AM

The Boulder Police Department has several openings for victim advocate volunteers. Advocates work with the victims of crimes, accidents, natural disasters and other critical events to provide support services that include providing information, emotional support and referrals to other local resources which may be able to offer the victim additional assistance and services.
 
Wondering what a victim advocate does? Hear from one of our longtime volunteer advocates herself in this story: https://www.thetrace.org/2021/07/king-soopers-boulder-mass-shooting-victim-advocate/
 
Victim Advocates at the Boulder Police Department volunteer their time and are on call for one shift per month.
 
 Requirements include:
Must be at least 21 years old
Must be able to work one shift per month
Required to attend a 40-hour training session
One-year commitment to the program
 
There are three on-call shifts available, dayshift is from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, nightshift is from 6 p.m. – 6 a.m., Monday – Friday, and the weekend shift starts at 6p.m. on Friday and ends at 6 a.m. on Monday.
 
Victim advocate training will run for three Saturdays in October, the 9th, 16th and the 23rd, 2021, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office.  Additional learning will be completed online. The training session will cover crisis intervention, community resources, active listening and emotional responses to grief and trauma.
 
Registration is open and applications are due by September 27th. Applications are available at the Boulder Police Department at 1805 33rd Street. Applications are also posted on the department’s website at https://bouldercolorado.gov/services/victim-services
 
For more information, please contact Victim Services Coordinator Susan Townley at 303-441-4048 or TownleyS@bouldercolorado.gov