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The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office is searching for volunteers to fulfill victim advocate volunteer roles for the night shift from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Thursday.

Volunteer victim advocates provide support and assistance to victims of crime, crashes, trauma, disasters and other major events, according to a release.

“This is a much-needed, much-appreciated service,” Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle said in a statement. “The opportunity for personal reward and growth for the advocate is rich as well. Please consider joining us.”

Ideal volunteers are at least 21-years-old, calm, compassionate, emotionally mature, and non-judgmental, per the sheriff’s office. No prior experience is necessary and training will be provided upon acceptance.

The process entails 40 hours of volunteer training, which will be held on Tuesday evenings, Thursday evenings, and Saturdays and begins April 12.

For more details about the program, the application, or a volunteer description, please visit the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office website at bouldercounty.org/safety/victim/victim-assistance/on-scene-advocate/. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. March 18.

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