Volunteer Opportunity

 

Help Crime Victims Deal with the Trauma

 

One of the most rewarding volunteer positions you will ever encounter is that of  Victim Assistance Crisis Intervention Volunteer. We will train you to assist victims of crime and circumstance in coping with the immediate aftermath of their ordeal. You will provide comfort, support and resource information to victims and/or their survivors on an on-call basis, after successfully completing our training. Training is very flexible; it combines a self-guided tutorial with on-scene observation of an experienced volunteer.  You will be able to see before you the difference that you make to people during the moments that they are most in need of help.  Seeking two shifts per month.

 

Desired Skills:  A caring, patient, helpful demeanor; the ability to deal tactfully and sensitively with persons under extremely stressful circumstances; good interpersonal communication.

Special Requirements:  Must possess a valid driver's license and operate own means of transportation to respond to calls. Due to the intensive training process, a minimum of one year's commitment is required to volunteer in this position.

Hours Needed:  You pick the shift! The Victim Assistance program operates daily.

 

 

Mesa Police Department
Volunteers In Police Service (VIPS)

PO Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211
480-644-2073

If you are interested in this volunteer position, please call the volunteer coordinator at (480) 644-2073.

You can download the application packet here or use the online form to request an application.