Volunteering

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Victim Witness Services values and appreciates those wanting to contribute their time and energy to help others. Volunteers are crucial to our ability to provide quality services to victims and our community.  Volunteers provide an average of 16,000 hours of service each year. Victim Witness Services regularly offers new volunteer opportunities for individuals interested contributing to our efforts.

 


 

Volunteer Opportunities and Eligibility

 

Crisis Response Volunteers provide crisis services, emotional support, and assistance to victims of crime shortly after the commission of a crime or sudden death.  Volunteers participate in a 40 hour training which covers crisis response, protocols, and preparation for responding to specific crimes. After completion, volunteers sign up for on-call shifts during which they may be called out by law enforcement or the hospital to respond on-scene to victims in crisis. Volunteers assist victims with crisis intervention, safety planning, criminal justice advocacy, and Crime Victim Compensation Benefits. Volunteers work in pairs, answering crisis calls on a weekday schedule of 5:00pm to 8:00am, weekends from 8:00am to 8:00am the following day, and on holidays. Crisis Response Volunteers have access to VWS advocates 24/7 for immediate support.

 

Eligibility to become a Crisis Response Volunteer includes:

 

  • Must be 21 years of age or older and possess a valid driver’s license and proof of auto insurance;

  • Must be available by cell phone and able to respond to locations using own transportation;

  • Must successfully complete Crisis Response Training;

  • Must commit to volunteer for a minimum of 6 months and 3 crisis response on-call shifts per month;

  • Must agree to a criminal background check and not have a felony conviction in the past 10 years (discretion may be given depending on the criminal offense), a criminal misdemeanor in the past three years, or a serious driving offense in the three years. (A valid Level One or Regular Fingerprint Clearance Card from the Arizona Department of Public Safety meets this requirement.)

 


 

In-Office Volunteers provide assistance to Victim Witness Services in a number of capacities including assisting with projects, fundraising, and office support. In-Office volunteers will be offered the opportunity to assist in criminal justice court advocacy, in-house crisis response,  systems work,  event planning, agency marketing,  community presentations, vicarious trauma prevention and in-office support.

 

 Eligibility to become an In-Office Volunteer includes:

 

  • Must be 18 years of age or older;

  • Must commit to volunteer for a minimum of 3 months and be available to volunteer during the work week and/or special events;

  • Must have a solid understanding of office systems including Microsoft Office products;

  • In office volunteers are encouraged to successfully complete the Crisis Response Training and commit to three crisis response shifts per month (must be 21 years of age or older);

  • Must agree to a criminal background check and not have a felony conviction in the past 10 years (discretion may be given depending on the criminal offense), a criminal misdemeanor in the past three years, or a serious driving offense in the three years. (A valid Level One or Regular Fingerprint Clearance Card from the Arizona Department of Public Safety meets this requirement.)

 


 

Are you interested in applying to be a volunteer?
The first step is to fill out the application:

Volunteer Application

 


 

During your application process,  you will be asked to complete a
ride-along with Flagstaff Police Department:

Ride Along Form

 


 

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Volgistics is our Volunteer Management System

This is where you will enter your hours and sign up for shifts.

 


 

For more information contact our Mobile Advocacy Program Manager at 928.679.7781 or mskeet@coconino.az.gov

 

 

 

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