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. 

Time Required

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. 

Qualifications

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 lsidenstick@broomfield.org.