CHP Senior Volunteer Program
RSVP of San Mateo & Northern Santa Clara Counties
The CA Highway Patrol RSVP (CHP-RSVP) is looking for senior citizens who want to serve their community through safety and service programs of crime prevention and education. Volunteers are asked to spend a minimum of four hours a week performing a variety of duties either at our office or in the field patrolling communities as well as other assignments. A CHP Retired Senior Volunteer applicant must attend a formal training academy. Public relations, CHP chain of command, rules and regulations, radio procedures, defensive driving, and traffic background screening process. must complete orientation and background check before volunteering can begin.
Field Support Position: Vehicle Fleet: Pick up new patrol cars at the motorpool; deliver runouts to the motorpool, strip wrecked or salvaged patrol cars; install radars; help mechanic whenever requested; inventory items in patrol cars; refill trauma kits. Volunteer duties include: Community outreach, radar surveys, traffic control, and CHP "Ride-A-Longs". May be asked to assist school crossing guards with traffic safety; fill in when possible during regular crossing guards absence; maintain communication with school officials.
Foreign Registration Support: The CA Highway Patrol RSVP Program (CHP-RSVP) is looking for senior citizens who want to survey traffic looking for foreign registrations; CRFR Program tracking foreign registrations.
General Office Support: The CA Highway Patrol RSVP Program (CHP-RSVP) is looking for senior citizens who want to serve their community through general office duties, assisting public relations, basic computer skills are extremely helpful, friendly, out-going people skills, willingness to learn. Training and orientations will be provided. Types of office tasks: sort & file citations, set VIN appointments, answer the phones, keep files organized, fill accident report requests, shred papers/documents, purge old photographs, make copies, greet customers at front counter, scheduling. Telephone System:
Set up mail boxes for new officers, maintain extensions and phone assignments throughout the office; prepare new interoffice phone directory; distribute updated phone listings throughout the building.
Public Affairs and Community Services Support Volunteer: The CA Highway Patrol RSVP Program (CHP-RSVP) is looking for senior citizens who want to serve their community. The CHP volunteers at events where additional personnel are needed to fulfill assignments as outlined by the officers in charge of the event. Examples : Parades, races, festivals, community events. Volunteer prepares for and works at special events, (will train as needed). Volunteer will interact with the public and must be friendly, out-going with good people skills, willingness to learn.
Spector Radar Trailer Volunteer: The CA Highway Patrol RSVP Program (CHP-RSVP) is looking for senior citizens who want to serve their community through safety and service programs of crime prevention and education. Duties include: maintain the radar trailer; keep unit clean and ready to go; maintain batteries at full charge; provide on going training to both volunteers and officers on the setup and use of the Spector trailer; maintain a log of all trailer deployments dates and locations; deploy the Spector trailer; repair the computer if system is not working.
Because CHP-RSVP members have access to confidential and sensitive information, all applicants are subject to a background screening process.
Please specify your preferred location at the time of inquiry. Opportunities are located at the California Highway Patrol of Santa Clara County or California Highway Patrol of San Mateo County.
About RSVP of San Mateo & Northern Santa Clara Counties
Mills Peninsula Senior Focus, 1720 El Camino Real, Ste 10, Burlingame, CA 94010, US
RSVP is a nationwide network of experienced adults who contribute their time and talents to important programs that strengthen their communities. RSVP of San Mateo & Northern Santa Clara Counties is sponsored by Mills-Peninsula Health Services. RSVP is administered by the Corporation for National & Community Service, the federal agency that supports service and volunteering programs to improve lives, strengthen communities and foster civic engagement. We serve all of San Mateo County and the cities of Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Mountain View. Palo Alto, Los Altos and Los Altos Hills in Santa Clara County.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY!
RSVP provides opportunities for people 55 and over to make a difference in their community through volunteer service. RSVP volunteers contribute anywhere from a few to over forty hours a week, serving through schools, day care centers, police departments, hospitals and other nonprofit and public organizations to help meet critical community needs. RSVP offers maximum flexibility and choice to its volunteers. RSVP matches the personal interests and skills of older Americans with opportunities to help solve community problems and offers supplemental insurance while on duty, pre-service orientation, and on-the-job training from the agency or organization where volunteers are placed.