Volunteer Victim Advocates

Are you a caring, articulate and motivated individual who wants to serve Broomfield in an essential way? Consider becoming a volunteer Victim Advocate! Victim Advocates are a group of dedicated community members who provide emotional support and crisis intervention to victims of crimes and tragic events.


Benefits of Being a Victim Advocate

As a volunteer victim advocate, you directly make a difference in the lives of Broomfielders. Your dedication will improve the quality of life in Broomfield while at the same time fulfilling civic responsibility. You'll also experience incredible self-growth through regular trainings and interactions with experienced advocates.

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Volunteer Victim Advocates are great listeners and compassionate neighbors who provide on-scene crisis intervention and support to people affected by trauma. This position requires reliability, integrity, discretion and commitment. Victim advocates provide services such as emotional support, referrals to counseling and share follow-up resources. Additionally, they maintain good rapports with victims, patrol officers, outside agencies and the public. Volunteers must be ages 21+. Read the full position description and qualifications.

Time Commitment

Volunteer Victim Advocates commit to serving in their role for at least one year. Advocates provide on-call support during four 12-hour shifts per month or two 24-hour shifts per month. Additionally, Advocates attend a monthly evening advocate meeting.

Training

Volunteer Victim Advocates are trained in academies in the spring and fall of each year. Academies are 40 hours and provide specialized Victim Advocate training.  Spring training for 2023 will be Tuesdays and Thursday from 6pm to 9pm and Saturday 8am to 3pm, April 4th - 22nd.

Learn More and Apply

To learn more about the Victim Advocate program and to request an application, please email the Victim Services Coordinator, Linda Sidenstick at lsidenstick@Broomfield.org or call 303-438-6471. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.