Volunteer Program

Become a VOLUNTEER
Law Enforcement Victim Advocate  


Gunnison County Law Enforcement Victim Services is seeking highly motivated individuals to become volunteer law enforcement victim advocates.

Law Enforcement Victim Advocates (LEVA) provide support and services to victims of crime or traumatic situations such as assaults, domestic violence, sexual assault and fatalities 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Each volunteer is required to cover a minimum of four 12 hour shifts per month and must be able to commit to one year of service.  Training is provided. 
        

REQUIREMENTS TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER

  • Be 21 years or older
  • Be able to communicate well, think well, and use good judgment
  • Possess a genuine concern, compassion and empathy for victims of crime and survivors of sudden death
  • Valid driver's license and insurance
  • Commit to 1 year of service
  • Undergo and pass an extensive background check
  • No prior experience required
  • Bilingual a plus, but not required

BENEFITS OF VOLUNTEERING

  • Gain direct experience providing support to people in need in your community
  • Gain knowledge about law enforcement, the Justice System, the elements of crime and the dynamics of victimization
  • Enhance awareness in the Gunnison Valley of the rights of victims and their families as covered by the Colorado Victim Rights Act
  • Gain valuable personal insights while serving as an advocate


Applications available at two locations or online by clicking HERE:
 

Gunnison City Hall
Law Enforcement Victim Services Office
201 W. Virginia Avenue

OR


Gunnison Police Department
901 W. Bidwell Avenue

For more information or questions please contact:
Kathleen Felix
LE Victim Advocate Coordinator
(970) 641-8299
kfelix@gunnisonco.gov