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:
- Preference for volunteers 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 6 months and 3 crisis response on-call shifts per month.
- Level One or Regular Fingerprint Clearance Card from the Arizona Department of Public Safety is required.
In-Office Volunteers provide assistance to Victim Witness Services in a number of capacities including assisting with projects, fundraising, and office support. In-Office volunteers will be offered the opportunity to assist in criminal justice court advocacy, in-house crisis response, systems work, event planning, agency marketing, community presentations, vicarious trauma prevention and in-office support.
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 and be available to volunteer during the work week and/or special events.
- Must have a solid understanding of office systems including Microsoft Office products.
- In office volunteers are encouraged to successfully complete the Crisis Response Training and commit to three crisis response shifts 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), a criminal misdemeanor in the past three years, or a serious driving offense in the three years. (A valid Level One or Regular Fingerprint Clearance Card from the Arizona Department of Public Safety meets this requirement.)
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.