The Boulder Police Department is seeking volunteers to help victims of crimes, accidents, natural disasters and other critical events.
Advocates will work with victims to provide information, emotional support and referrals to other local resources that may be able to offer the victims additional assistance and services, according to a news release.
Volunteers will be on call for one shift per month. The three on-call shifts available are from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Friday and weekend shifts from 6 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Monday.
Training for victim advocates will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 9, Oct. 16 and Oct. 23 at the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office. The training will cover crisis intervention, community resources, active listening and emotional responses to grief and trauma. Additional training will be completed online.
Volunteers must be at least 21 years old, must be able to work one shift per month, must attend the 40-hour training session and must commit to the program for one year.
Applications are available at the Boulder Police Department, 1805 33rd St., or online at bouldercolorado.gov/services/victim-services. The deadline for applications is Sept. 27.
For more information, contact Victim Services Coordinator Susan Townley at (303) 441-4048 or TownleyS@bouldercolorado.gov.