The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office Victim Assistance Unit is looking for volunteers. Volunteers will be trained to respond to emergency situations in Williamson County. Volunteers provide immediate on scene response to victims of crime or traumatic circumstances. This position will offer you the opportunity to work directly with crime victims, law enforcement and other first responders.
Support duties of the volunteers include: Homicides, Suicides/Attempted Suicides, Natural Death, Death Notifications, Fires, Child/Elder Abuse, Family Violence, Sexual Assaults, Traffic Accidents, General Welfare Concerns, Violent Crimes and Natural Disasters. Victim Assistance responds to calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Volunteers provide support to victims and their families, assist law enforcement and provide pertinent resources and information about the criminal justice system. The minimum time commitment is three-12 hour shifts per month and attendance in one regularly scheduled monthly unit meeting.
Anyone interested in becoming a part of our unit must be at least 21 years of age, live inside Williamson County, pass a background check, have a valid TX Driver’s License and commit to one year of service. Applicants meeting all specified requirements may be called for an in person interview.
Due to the nature of this service, all Volunteers must be physically capable of navigating difficult terrain, must be able to stand for long periods of time, work in all weather conditions, climb multiple flights of stairs and lift weight of approximately 30 pounds.
If you would like more information regarding our volunteer program or to obtain an application, please call Julie Hobbs at 943-1374, email email@example.com or go to the Williamson County website at www.wilco.org and download an application.
The deadline to register for the upcoming training is September 24, 2012 at 5:00pm. Classroom training is scheduled for 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM, Saturday, October 6, 2012. Attending this training in its entirety is not negotiable.
For further media information contact:
Sergeant John Foster
Williamson County Sheriff’s Office