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Volunteer Victim Advocate

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ORGANIZATION: Victim Outreach Inc.

  • 41 people are interested
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Victim Outreach Inc. (VOI) is a nonprofit organization that provides victim services for 8 jurisdictions in Jefferson County, Colorado. VOI promotes the healing of people impacted by crime and trauma in our community.

We are recruiting volunteers to assist victims with support in the immediate aftermath of a traumatic experience through an immediate on-scene response when requested by our law enforcement partners. Volunteers are tasked with providing crisis intervention, emotional support, explaining next steps of the process, sharing information and resources with victims, and assessing and meeting the immediate needs of the people they are working with. A volunteer advocate's response and intervention is a crucial first step in a victim's path towards healing and recovery.

Our volunteer advocates cover night, weekend and holiday shifts 4-6 times a month on an on-call basis. We provide all training, supplies and ongoing education. This is a really unique opportunity to do meaningful volunteer work, help your community, learn about the criminal justice process and meet other awesome people!

Requirements:

  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Have a driver's license and a reliable vehicle
  • Consent to and pass a background check
  • Live within our response zone
  • Desire to help others

VOI will Provide:

  • 40 Hour Training
  • Supportive Staff
  • On-Going Training Opportunities

If this sounds interesting and rewarding, we look forward to hearing from you! It takes a special person to volunteer to do this work and we can't wait for you to join our team!

To inquire about joining our team and to get more Information about our Victim Advocate Academy, please call us at 303-202-2196 or email voi@victimoutreach.org

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About Victim Outreach Inc.

Location:

PO Box 18941, Golden, CO 80401, US

Mission Statement

Mission: Victim Outreach Information promotes the healing of people impacted by crime and trauma. Vision: People impacted by crime and trauma lead healthy, productive and inspired lives. Values: *Advocacy* - We advocate for victims to be treated with fairness, respect and dignity and for their rights as afforded by the Colorado Constitution. *Healing* - Our belief is that victims’ recovery is affected positively with early intervention, education and resources. *Empowerment* - Victims who feel safe, have their basic needs met and receive compassionate support are more likely to feel empowered, have hope and a willingness to participate in the criminal justice process. *Justice* - Justice is best served by interagency communication and cooperation, victim participation and system improvement. *Ethics* - VOI values honest communication, professionalism, trust and quality of service.

Description

Victim Outreach Information (VOI) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization whose mission is to support victims of crime and other trauma, empowering them to access resources that protect their rights and promote safety, healing and hope. We provide crisis intervention, information about victim’s rights and the criminal justice system, and offer referrals to help clients deal with the resulting trauma and life changes. Services continue through the criminal justice process.

VOI provides victim services for: Arvada, Wheat Ridge, Golden, Edgewater, Mountain View, Lakeside, Morrison and Colorado School of Mines, Colorado.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Crisis Support
Justice & Legal
Advocacy & Human Rights, Crisis Support, Justice & Legal

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

PO Box 18941Golden, CO 80401

(39.7307,-105.196)
 

SKILLS

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Advocacy

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • VOI requires all advocates to complete a 40 hour Victim Advocate Academy before working directly with victims. After training, we ask volunteer advocates to work 4-6 shifts a month (on-call) and to attend our monthly volunteer meeting.
  • All staff and volunteers must live within 20 minutes of the following police departments: Arvada, Wheat Ridge and Golden.

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