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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.

Opportunity to Touch Lives

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.

Supervision Received

General direction is provided by Victim Services Volunteer Coordinator and the Victim Services Department Director

Valid Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card required

How to Volunteer

Online Fill out the application online
Email Download the application and send it in through email
Mail Print the application and send it to use through the mail

Volunteer Opportunities and Eligibility

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:

  • Must be 21 years of age or older and possess a valid driver’s license and proof of auto insurance;
  • Must be available by cell phone and able to respond to locations using own transportation;
  • Must successfully complete Crisis Response Training;
  • Must agree to a criminal background check and not have a felony conviction in the past 10 years (discretion may be given depending on the criminal offense), a criminal misdemeanor in the past three years, or a serious driving offense in the three years. (A valid Level One or Regular Fingerprint Clearance Card from the Arizona Department of Public Safety meets this requirement.)

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:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older;
  • Must have a solid understanding of office systems including Microsoft Office products;
  • Must agree to a criminal background check and not have a felony conviction in the past 10 years (discretion may be given depending on the criminal offense), a criminal misdemeanor in the past three years, or a serious driving offense in the three years. (A valid Level One or Regular Fingerprint Clearance Card from the Arizona Department of Public Safety meets this requirement.)