Victim Advocates Volunteer Positions
Job Announcement Volunteer Victim Advocate
- Apply in person: Broomfield Police Department, 7 DesCombes Drive Broomfield, CO 80020
- Victim Services Coordinator: Linda Sidenstick 303.438.6471
- Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
- Victim advocate volunteers are trained at academies in the spring and fall of each year. This page will update when applications are being accepted.
Description of Duties
Provide on-scene crisis intervention and assistance for crime victims and witnesses. Duties include providing on-scene crisis intervention and assistance for crime victims, witnesses, and persons affected by trauma. Duties include providing services such as emotional support during a criminal incident or traumatic event, follow-up support to victims, advising crime victims of their constitutional rights, and providing referrals to victim specific counseling or other necessary resources.
The length of commitment to this position is a minimum of one year. Advocates must be available to be on-call a minimum of four 12-hour shifts per month or two 24-hours shift per month, and must be able to attend one evening advocate meeting per month.
This position requires a caring, articulate, sensitive individual with the ability to maintain good rapport with victims, patrol officers, outside agencies, and the public. The applicant must be willing to attend a specialized 40-hour Victim Advocate training after being accepted as a volunteer, be on-call a minimum of four 12-hour shifts per month to respond to victims during a crime or critical incident, and attend monthly evening advocate meetings. A valid driver’s license is required and the applicant must be willing to submit to a background investigation and be at least twenty-one (21) years of age.
TRAINING: The advocate will receive all necessary training about the criminal justice system, right of crime victim, crisis intervention, victimization, and grief and loss. Applications are currently closed.
For a list of current volunteer opportunities, please visit Volunteer Hub. The steps to create an account are described in the guide. For questions, contact Linda Sidenstick at 303.438.6471 or email email@example.com.