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Boulder County asking for compassionate volunteers to provide support to victims of crime, trauma

Posted: 1:09 PM, Feb 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-04 15:09:25-05
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BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. — A local sheriff’s office is searching for compassionate volunteers to help victims of traumatic events get back on their feet.

The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office is recruiting volunteers to provide support and information to people affected by crime, trauma, crashes and other events.

Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle said these advocates will provide direct and follow-up support for victims of crime and tragedy.

“This is a much-needed, much-appreciated service,” he said. “The opportunity for personal reward and growth for the advocate is rich as well. Please consider joining us. We need people with a caring heart and who are willing to listen to and support victims and their families.”

Volunteers don’t need any prior experience. If accepted into the program, they will attend 40 hours of training in crisis intervention, grief response, legal procedures, law enforcement and resource information.

The deadline to apply is March 15. Training is scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturdays from April 2-20. The program is searching for people who are at least 21 years old, calm, compassionate, emotionally mature and non-judgemental.

Click here to learn more and apply . You can also contact Victim Assistance Program Director Cecil O’Farrell at cofarrell@bouldercounty.org or 303-441-3656.