Volunteer Areas of Interest
Following are just a few areas where you can volunteer within our public safety departments.
Whether you’re interested in helping 40 hours a week or 1 day a month – we welcome your time and service!
Administrative Services / Data Entry
Administrative support is needed across many disciplines within the police and fire departments and the department of emergency management. Services include data entry, working in a variety of Microsoft Office applications, scanning, filing and other clerical duties. Opportunities include both short and long term projects.
Volunteers serve as “Good Will” ambassadors in a designated area, in both Downtown Colorado Springs and Old Colorado City. They provide outstanding customer service to visitors, tourists and merchants while inherently promoting public safety as extra “eyes and ears” on the streets.
Licensed or ordained volunteers provide the Police or Fire Department and citizens of Colorado Springs with Chaplaincy services, building and maintaining an attitude of cooperation and mutual respect between both.
A polygraph is required for this position.
Community Education – Special Events
This select, proactive and outgoing group of individuals is dedicated to positively promoting and educating citizens about the police, fire and emergency management departments. Volunteers staff tables at exciting events to include the Balloon Classic and other community engagements.
Community Health Initiatives
This award winning program needs licensed nurses, mental health professionals and clinical social workers to provide services to support a variety of outreach health initiatives through the Colorado Springs Fire Department.
Select the police substation closest to you and work directly with a Crime Prevention Officer on the Neighborhood Watch program, Citizen Advisory Committee and other exciting crime prevention activities.
Espanol Service Program (ESP)
Volunteers fluent in Spanish are called to assist staff and citizens when they are unable to converse effectively due to language barriers.
Enjoy working with people? Certified CSPD staff will train you how to properly take both ink based and electronic fingerprints as well as how to recognize quality prints. Work with individuals needing non-criminal fingerprint services for employment, adoptions services, applications for child care, licenses, teaching etc. This position offers a wide variety of time options including Saturdays.
Property Crimes and Financial Crimes Investigations
Training is provided for this unique field. Assist investigators with victim contact, locating stolen property, providing victims with information on how to recover from Identity Theft and other related duties.
Compassionate, professional and committed individuals volunteer to provide quality and effective advocacy services to victims of crime. This position includes providing on-call support, crisis intervention, follow up and information on victim rights and community resources. The successful completion of a 10 week training academy is needed to volunteer.
Unique volunteer opportunities arise regularly in a variety of areas, such as role play scenarios in department training academies and equipment inventory. Apply now to see where you may best serve!