August 26, 2021
Public Information Unit, 303-441-1500
Volunteer victim advocates needed
Deadline to apply is September 10
Boulder County, Colo. - The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office is seeking volunteers to serve as victim advocates to help provide assistance to victims of crime, accidents, trauma and other critical events.
Advocates are needed for the night shift, which is Monday-Thursday nights from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. and weekend shifts, which is from Friday at 6:00 p.m. to Monday at 6:00 a.m.
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.
Sheriff Joe Pelle said, “Our victim advocates provide direct and follow-up support to the victims of crime and tragedy in our communities. This is a much needed, much appreciated service. The opportunity for personal reward and growth for the advocate is rich as well. Please consider joining us. We need people with a caring heart and who are willing to listen to and support victims and their families.”
No prior experience is necessary, training will be provided. The deadline to apply is Sept. 10, 2021.
If accepted into the training program, volunteers attend 40 hours of training in crisis intervention, grief response, legal procedures, law enforcement and resource information. Training will be held at the Boulder County Sheriff's Office on Saturdays from Oct. 9- Oct. 30.
Ideal volunteers are at least 21-years-old, calm, compassionate, emotionally mature and non-judgmental.
For more details about the program, a volunteer description or an application, please visit the Boulder County Sheriff's Office website or contact Kris at 303-441-4737.