The Volunteer Services Program is a valuable asset to the police department and is designed to afford citizens an opportunity to be involved in the workings of, and make meaningful contributions to, the department. The time and energy given by our volunteers is invaluable and greatly appreciated by department members.

Internal Volunteers must complete and pass:

  • Application
  • Release of Information
  • Personal History
  • Questionnaire
  • Interview
  • An Intensive Background Check
  • A Drug Screen

Special Event Volunteers must complete:

  • Application
  • Release of Information
  • Warrant & Criminal History Check

This process must be completed satisfactorily before a person may do volunteer work as a representative of the department. Please see Volunteer Opportunities for all current volunteer job descriptions, and instructions on applying.

Volunteer opportunities that may be available

  • Pager Duty – Pager Advocates provide on-scene crisis intervention to crime victims, offering support and access to resources during a critical stage of trauma. Advocates work closely with law enforcement and the court system to ensure victims’ rights are upheld and needs are met.
  • Child Protection Team – Represent VOI at weekly Child Protection Team meetings at Jefferson County Human Services, Thursdays from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Crime Review – Review all police reports and determine eligibility for compensation due to finances losses incurred as a result of the crime.
  • Office Support – Administrative support including preparing outreach letters, answering phone, outreach calls, data entry, filing, and general office support.
  • Special Projects – Various projects available including: fundraising events, community outreach, newsletter support, and resource guide revision.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Submit to a background check
  • Complete the initial 40-hour training (if providing direct services)
  • Attend monthly volunteer meetings