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
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
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
form to request an application.