BPD Volunteer / Intern Application
Victim Services Unit Purpose and Goal: To provide services to crime victims and their families and assist them with the problems resulting from their victimization.
After a crime occurs, it is common for the victims to feel traumatized and frightened. Often people are uncertain how to restore their lives and wonder if their feelings and concerns are “normal”.
This unit can help by offering emotional support, advocacy, court assistance and referral to the proper service agencies.
Qualifications for volunteers
Qualifications for volunteers:
Must be 18 years of age or older or enrolled in approved college course.
Must be able to be on-call a minimum of 7 days a month and / or attended municipal court at least 2 Wednesday evenings a month. When on call you have to have a 25 min or less response time.
Must have an open, non-judgmental attitude toward victims and survivors.
Must have the ability to communicate well, think well, and respond quickly.
Must be able to commit one year to the program.
Must allow a routine background check and have no criminal past.
Must be able to go on an 8 hour ride-along (can be broken up into two four hour rides) with an officer once a year.
Date of Birth
Social Security Number
Preferred Phone Number
Alternate Phone Number
Due to the type of position , we require a general criminal background check, is this ok?
Any prior Criminal convictions or offenses?
If yes, please describe.
Do you have a valid drivers license?
What languages are you fluent in?
Previous Work in the field or volunteer experience.
What are your available hours?
Weekdays 4:00pm - 7:00am (this is on call hours)
Weekdays 7:00am - 4:00pm (this is as needed / on call hours )
Wednesdays 5:00 pm - end of court (usually around 8:30pm)
Weekends 4:00pm - 7:00am (this is on call hours)
Weekends 7:00am - 4:00pm (this is on call hours)
How did you hear about this position?
Thank you for your interest in volunteering / interning.
The Victim Advocate Volunteer Coordinator will be in touch with you with in the next week. If you have any questions please feel free to call 816-348-4430.
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