Victim Services Volunteer Program
To ensure that all victims of crime in Navajo County will prevail and be made whole by advocating for justice, assisting in healing, and providing compensation.
Working as a victim advocate volunteer offers the opportunity to touch the lives of others by providing a valuable source of support and information to those who have had their lives altered by traumatic events.
The purpose of the Navajo County Victim Advocate Volunteer position is to provide a wide variety of support services for the victims of crimes; and to serve as an information resource and make referrals to public or private social service agencies, where appropriate, for the victims of crimes. Under general supervision, a volunteer will provide direct services and assistance to victims of crimes within Navajo County.
General direction is provided by Victim Services Volunteer Coordinator and the Victim Services Department Director
Crisis Response Volunteers provide crisis services, emotional support, and assistance to victims of crime in the hours immediately following the crime. Navajo County victim services will provide in-house training in crisis response, victim rights, safety planning, criminal justice advocacy, victim compensation and community resources. After training and shadowing a crisis response advocate, volunteers will sign up for shifts where they may be called out by law enforcement for on-scene support. Volunteers assist victims with crisis intervention, safety planning, criminal justice advocacy, and applying for Crime Victim Compensation Benefits. Crisis Response Volunteers have access to Navajo County staff advocates 24/7 for immediate support.
Eligibility to become a Crisis Response Volunteer includes:
In-Office Volunteers provide assistance to Victim Services in a number of capacities including assisting with projects, fundraising, and office support. In-Office volunteers will be offered the opportunity to assist in criminal justice court advocacy, in-house crisis response, systems work, event planning, agency marketing, community outreach and presentations, vicarious trauma prevention and in-office support.
Eligibility to become an In-Office Volunteer includes: