Volunteer Opportunities

Victim Outreach Incorporated is an organization that attributes its success to support from individuals who donate their time and resources.

There are many was to support Victim Outreach. Depending on the time you have available, there is a match to your skills and time.

If you are interested in joining a group whose ultimate goal is to promote a healthy and fullfilling life for survivors of crime and trauma, there is a place for you with VOI.  Contact us at 303-202-2196 

Trained Volunteer Jobs:

Pager Victim Advocate

  • When the advocate is on call...they then will respond to any location requested by law enforcement to meet with a victim of crime or trauma.
  • Volunteer Victim advocates are on-call after office hours and on weekends for response to law enforcement and VOI’s hotline.
  • Advocates are on-call 4-6 shifts per month.
  • Read the full job description here.

Child Protection Team

  • Represent VOI at weekly Child Protection Team meetings at Jefferson County Human Services, Thursdays at 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Special Project

  • Various projects available including: fundraising events, community outreach, newsletter support, and resource guide revision.

Training Schedule:

  • Volunteer training is done twice a year.
  • The training is approximately 40 classroom hours.
  • Then volunteer victim advocates shadow seasoned volunteers before they are asked to respond on their own.

Apply To Be A Volunteer:

To insure that VOI Volunteers match the qualification necessary to participate we ask that you call us to discuss applying to be a volunteer. Contact us at 303-202-2196

Fighting For Those Who Need It Most

Who would get up in the middle of the night and drive to a crime scene at the request of a police officer? Who meets with a victim to say, "I'm sorry this happened." A VOI victim outreach volunteer does. To learn more about the work of VOI volunteers read this recent article -

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In 2016, VOI Volunteers donated 17,082 hours!

How You Can Help

  • Volunteer!
  • Join our Board!
  • Lend your Expertise!
  • Help with Marketing! (Logo, Promotional Materials)
  • Help with and Attend Special Events!
  • Sponsor an Event!
  • Donate a Silent or Live Auction Item!
  • Include VOI in your Charitable Giving!
  • Include VOI in your will!

Office Support

  • Prepare outreach letters
  • Outreach calls
  • Filing
  • Answer phones
  • Data entry
  • General office support

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Submit to a background check
  • Complete the initial 40-hour training
  • Attend monthly volunteer meetings

Pager Advocate - Job Description

Job Title: Volunteer Victim Advocate

Law Eenforcement Agencies Served: Arvada, Co. School of Mines, Edgewater, Golden, Lakeside, Mtn. View, Morrison, Wheat Ridge

Purpose: Victim Advocates will be trained to offer emotional support and crisis counseling to crime and trauma victims in Jefferson County, Colorado. Advocates will also provide information about the criminal justice system, community referrals, and aid in acquiring emergency shelter and other immediate needs.

Responsibilites:

  • Provide advocacy and crisis counseling for victims of crime
  • Assess immediate victim needs and provide referrals
  • Act as a liaison between victims and the criminal justice system
  • Ensure that victims are aware of their rights under the Colorado Crime Victims’ Compensation Act and the Colorado Constitution, and assist in applying for appropriate funds
  • Provide victims with information about court proceedings
  • Complete necessary reports documenting services rendered and activities performed
  • Represent law enforcement agencies and VOI in a positive and professional manner when contacting victims or citizens
  • Be available for 4-6 pager shifts/per month (minimum 4 first pager shifts)
  • Attend monthly volunteer meetings/inservices
  • Participate in a ride-along with an officer a minimum of once every 4 months

Qualifications:

  • Must submit to a background check
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must have an open and non-judgmental attitude toward victims and survivors
  • The ability to communicate well, use common sense, and respond quickly are essential qualifications

Special Requirements:

  • Complete the initial 40-hour training
  • Be available to arrive on-scene within 20 minutes
  • One year commitment to the program
  • College internships will be considered

Benefits: Advocates will be provided with in-depth and ongoing training in dynamics of victimization and will gain direct experience in providing support to people in need. They will also gain knowledge about law enforcement and the criminal justice system. Participation will enhance community responsiveness to victims of crime.