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Posted on: November 2, 2023

[ARCHIVED] The Grand Junction Police Department is Seeking Compassionate Victim Services Volunteers

GJPD Victim Services: Join Our Team. A Victim Services volunteer with her hand on victim's should

The volunteers of the Victim Services Unit are the extended compassionate arms of the Grand Junction Police Department (GJPD). Victim Services volunteers play a crucial role in the Grand Junction Police Department’s mission to provide support, comfort, and resources to victims of crime in the diverse communities the GJPD serves, including Spanish-speaking communities. Whether it’s assisting individuals affected by domestic violence, robbery, assault, or other traumatic experiences, the Victim Services volunteers, available every hour - 365 days per year, provide support that can make a significant difference in the lives of those in crisis. The Grand Junction Police Department is looking for individuals who are passionate about making a positive impact in their community and welcomes individuals from all backgrounds and experiences to join this dedicated team of volunteers.

Why become a Victim Services volunteer with the Grand Junction Police Department?

  1. Make a Meaningful Difference: Your time and commitment as a volunteer can profoundly impact the lives of individuals and families in your community who are experiencing the aftermath of a crime.
  2. Training and Support: The Grand Junction Police Department provides comprehensive training to equip volunteers with the necessary skills to support victims effectively. You won’t be alone in this journey; the GJPD Victim Services team will be there to guide and assist you every step of the way.
  3. Flexible Scheduling: We understand that our volunteers have busy lives. The GJPD Victim Services Unit offers flexible scheduling options that can accommodate your availability.
  4. Personal Growth: Volunteering with the Grand Junction Police Department’s Victim Services Unit offers an opportunity for personal growth, including enhancing your communication and empathetic listening skills, and building a deep sense of satisfaction from helping members of the community.
  5. Be a Part of the GJPD Family: The GJPD Victim Services Unit is a tightknit group of people who share the passion of helping others. This team works closely with Grand Junction Police officers in assisting victims of crime. The Victim Services Unit is more than a group of volunteers. They’re family.

The Grand Junction Police Department invites anyone interested in being a part of the Victim Services Unit to apply now. Visit Victim Services | Grand Junction, CO (gjcity.org) or call 970-549-5290 to apply for the January Victim Services Academy. Application deadline is November 30, 2023.

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