Volunteer

Volunteer

You can make a difference.


Victim Witness Services values and appreciates those wanting to contribute their time and energy to help others. Volunteers are crucial to our ability to provide quality services to victims and our community. Volunteers provide an average of 16,000 hours of service each year. Victim Witness Services regularly offers new volunteer opportunities for individuals interested in contributing to our efforts.

Volunteer Opportunities & Eligibility


Crisis Response Volunteers

Crisis Response Volunteers provide crisis services, emotional support, and assistance to victims of crime and crisis on-scene. Volunteers are required to attend a 20-hour Crisis Response Training that covers a variety of topics including protocols, safety planning, the criminal justice system, victim’s rights, and preparation for responding to specific crimes. After completion, volunteers sign up for on-call shifts during which they are partnered with a staff Crisis Responder. During this time, they may be called out by law enforcement, social service agencies, or community partners to respond on-scene to individuals in crisis. Volunteers who assist in Crisis Response are potentially the first people to offer services and may be the ones who truly make a difference in victims’ lives.

Eligibility to become a Crisis Response Volunteer includes:
    • Must be 21 years of age or older.
    • Must possess a valid driver’s license and proof of auto insurance.
    • Must be available by cell phone and able to respond to locations using own transportation.
    • Must successfully complete Crisis Response Training.
    • Must commit to volunteer for a minimum of 3 months, 2 crisis response on-call shifts (5:00 PM – 8:00 AM) per month, 1 outreach activity per 3-month period, and 1 post on community blog post per month.
    • Must agree to a criminal background check and not have a felony conviction in the past 10 years (discretion may be given depending on the criminal offense) and a criminal misdemeanor in the past three years.

In-Office Volunteers

Eligibility to become an In-Office Volunteer includes:
    • Must be 18 years of age or older.
    • Must commit to volunteer for a minimum of 3 months, be available to volunteer during the work week and/or special events, 1 outreach activity per 3-month period, and 1 post on community blog post per month.
    • Must have a solid understanding of office systems including Microsoft Office products.
    • In office volunteers are encouraged to successfully complete the Crisis Response Training.
    • Must agree to a criminal background check and not have a felony conviction in the past 10 years (discretion may be given depending on the criminal offense) and a criminal misdemeanor in the past three years. (A valid Level One or Regular Fingerprint Clearance Card from the Arizona Department of Public Safety meets this requirement.)



Outreach Volunteers

Outreach Volunteers assist Victim Witness Services identify and coordinate outreach events and activities including attending fairs and community events, tabling booths and more to help connect the community with Victim Witness Services for community outreach purposes to communicate the mission and purpose of the organization. Volunteers are required to attend a 3-hour training.

Eligibility to become a Outreach Volunteer includes:
    • Must be 16 years of age or older.
    • Must commit to volunteer for a minimum of 3 months, be available to volunteer during the work week and/or special events, 3 outreach activity per month, and 1 post on community blog post per month.
    • Must be friendly, outgoing and willing to engage the public
    • In outreach volunteers are encouraged to successfully complete the Crisis Response Training.
    • Must agree to a criminal background check and not have a felony conviction in the past 10 years (discretion may be given depending on the criminal offense) and a criminal misdemeanor in the past three years. (A valid Level One or Regular Fingerprint Clearance Card from the Arizona Department of Public Safety meets this requirement.)

Volunteer Application


Please complete this application form if you are interested in becoming a volunteer with Victim/Witness Services for Coconino County. Once you complete the form, click the submit button at the bottom.

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