Volunteers with the Victim Services Unit of the Travis County Sheriff’s Office assist Victim Services staff on the frontlines of crisis intervention! Our volunteers provide immediate response to victims of various criminal and crisis circumstances including, but not limited to - Family Violence, Sexual Assaults, Child/Elder abuse, Aggravated Assaults, Robberies/Burglaries, Suicides, Structure Fires, Death Notifications, Natural/Accidental deaths, and Major Traffic Accidents

If you are 21 or older, have a reliable vehicle with insurance, have a working cell phone, have time for 4 four-hour shifts (16 hours) of on-call a month and make a one year commitment to the program, you should consider being a volunteer.

Volunteers must complete a comprehensive three week training program AND must be accompanied on a series of call outs before they can begin taking calls on their own. The monthly requirement is 4 four-hour shifts per month (16 hours). During these shifts, volunteers are “on-call” and must be prepared to respond to a request for assistance immediately.

We accept volunteers of excellent moral standing who have the sensitivity and self-awareness required to provide effective assistance to those in crisis. This 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!

Please visit www.tcsheriff.org/victim-services/volunteer to complete an application. The fall training class is scheduled from September 15 – October 5, 2014 (Mon 6-9p, Thu 6-9p, Sat 9a-5p). Amy Durall/Victim Services Director can be contacted for any further questions at [email protected] or 512-854-8492.
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Roger Wade
Senior Public Information Officer
Travis County Sheriff’s Office
Office 512-854-4986
Pager 512-935-1162

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