July 17, 2023
Public Information Unit, 303-441-1500
Boulder County Sheriff’s Office seeking volunteer victim advocates
Deadline to apply is Aug. 18
Boulder County, Colo. - The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office is seeking volunteers to serve as Victim Advocates for our on-scene victim assistance program.
Victim Advocates provide assistance to victims of crime, accidents, trauma, and other critical events. Working as a Victim Advocate offers the volunteer the opportunity to touch the lives of others by providing a valuable source of support and information to those who have had their lives altered by traumatic events.
Volunteers are needed for all shifts.
- Day shift is Monday – Thursday, 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
- Night shift is Monday – Thursday, 6:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m.
- Weekend shift is Friday 6:00 p.m. – Monday 6:00 a.m.
No prior experience is necessary, training will be provided. The deadline to apply is at 5:00 p.m. on August 18, 2023.
If accepted into the training program, volunteers attend 40 hours of free training in crisis intervention, grief response, legal procedures, law enforcement, and resource information. Trainings will be held on Tuesday evenings, Thursday evenings, and Saturdays, Oct. 10-28.
Ideal volunteers are at least 21 years old, calm, compassionate, emotionally mature, and non-judgmental.