The Victim Services Unit of the Travis County Sheriff’s Office is currently seeking volunteers to serve as a vital component in the strong and long-standing commitment of the Sheriff’s Office to victims of crime and crisis circumstances.
What do our volunteers do?
Victim Services Unit volunteers assist staff on the front lines of crisis intervention! Our volunteers provide immediate response to victims of family violence, sexual assaults, child/elder abuse, aggravated assaults, robberies/burglaries, suicides, and death notifications.
We accept volunteers of excellent moral standing who have the sensitivity required to provide effective assistance to those in crisis. Participating in our volunteer program is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in crisis intervention, learn about the criminal justice system/law enforcement response, and enhance knowledge of community resources while performing a needed and rewarding service!
Should you consider volunteering with us?
Are you 21 or older? Do you have a reliable vehicle? How about a working cell phone? Does your schedule allow for 4 four-hour shifts of on-call per month? Can you make a one year commitment? Can you complete the specified training, which is Mondays and Thursdays from 6pm to 9pm, and Saturdays 9am to 5pm for three weeks? (March 21, 2016-April 9, 2016)
If you answered “yes” to all of these questions, we encourage you to apply to be a volunteer!