Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
The Volunteers in Policing Program's mission is to enhance and support the delivery of services to the community through a wide variety of volunteer services that will contribute to the public safety of the citizens of Eugene. Read more
The Volunteers in Policing Program's mission is to enhance and support the delivery of services to the community through a wide variety of volunteer services that will contribute to the public safety of the citizens of Eugene.
The Eugene Police Department's Volunteers in Policing (VIP) Program partners citizens and police in support of our crime prevention and community policing efforts. As a Eugene Police volunteer, you will have a front-row seat for behind-the-scenes operations of law enforcement. We recruit a wide range of volunteers, including retirees, employed people, Citizens’ Police Academy graduates and students. We are able to accommodate practicum, internships and cooperative work experience placements. We recruit people at all levels of income, and diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Our volunteers are important to us. When citizens who receive police services are helping to design, prioritize, and even deliver services, a closer connection is made between the Police Department and the public. This is what community policing is all about.
Why should you volunteer?
People volunteer for a range of reasons. Training and career experience is a strong motivation for young people, while older volunteers might want to develop new skills or gain experience for a career change. Many volunteers simply want to make a difference in improving our community.