Volunteer Victim Advocate Job Opportunities
The Thornton-Northglenn Victim Services Unit is now accepting applications for volunteer advocates. For detailed job description information follow the link in the top right-hand column.
What is a Victim Advocate
Victim Advocate volunteers provide on-scene crisis supports to victims and witnesses of violent crime, sudden death, and other emergencies. Becoming a Victim Advocate is a big responsibility, but the rewards are immeasurable! The training and experience is a huge asset for those wanting to go into the Criminal Justice Field.
Role and Responsibilities
Victim Advocates provide immediate crisis intervention, individual and family support, information about the criminal justice system, agency referrals, aide in acquiring emergency shelter and facilitating other immediate needs of victims.
- Be at least 21 years of age
- Undergo and pass a background investigation and drug screening
- Have a valid Colorado driver's license with a good record and valid vehicle insurance
- Be compassionate and non-judgmental
- Be able to maintain confidentiality
- Have strong interpersonal skills
- Have self-motivation, flexibility and eager to learn
- Be willing to commit to at least 12 months
- Must live within a 25-30 minute response time to the Thornton Police Department
Volunteers must complete 40 hours of initial training, work a minimum of three shifts of shadowing a staff or volunteer advocate, and a minimum of three-hours of shadowing in Dispatch. There will be quarterly in-service training and voluntary attendance of workshops and seminars available through the unit.
How to Apply
The link to the job Volunteer Victim Advocate application is located in the top right-hand column.
For more information about becoming a Victim Advocate call 720-977-5172.