Victim Service Volunteers are civilian members of the community who respond to crisis situations to support victims of crimes. A Victim Service Volunteer is called upon by local law enforcement during particularly traumatic circumstances when a member of our community is in need of additional support. Victim Service Volunteers are often called to support victims of domestic violence in the wake of an incident, sexual assault victims seeking help, or even loved ones experiencing a sudden loss. These volunteers bridge the gap between the necessary police work and compassionate community care and support victims need during their most vulnerable moments.
Victim Service Volunteers must apply and be accepted by a law enforcement agency before completing the required training. Once trained, the agency will work directly with the volunteer on the volunteer’s individual availability to be worked into an on-call schedule.