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 offers an opportunity to work directly with
victims of crime, law enforcement and other first responders.
Volunteers provide support to victims and their families by providing pertinent resources and information about
the criminal justice system. Typically, volunteers respond to calls including Death notifications and
investigations, Family Violence, Sexual Assault, Serious Injury collisions and Fatalities, Child Abuse, fires and
Natural Disasters. The minimum time commitment is three-12 hour shifts per month and attendance in a
regularly scheduled monthly unit meeting. Victim Assistance personnel respond to calls 24 hours a day, seven
days a week.
Anyone interested in becoming a part of the Victim’s Assistance Unit must be at least 21 years of age, live inside
Williamson County, pass a background check, have a valid Texas Driver’s License and commit to one year of
service. Applicants meeting all specified requirements may be called for an interview.
Due to the nature of this service, all volunteers must be physically capable of navigating difficult terrain, 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 the Williamson County Victim Assistance program or to obtain an
application, please call Julie Hobbs at (512)943-1374, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the Williamson
County website at www.wilco.org and download an application.
Interested applicants should apply before February 15, 2016. Classroom training is scheduled for Friday,
February 26, 2015 from 6:00PM until 8:00PM, Saturday February 27, 2016 from 9:00AM until 5:00PM and
Sunday February 28, 2016 from 9:00AM until 5:00PM. Attendance for all classroom training is mandatory.