Volunteer Areas of Interest
Scroll down to read short descriptions of work done by CAPS volunteers.
Community Response Operations Descriptions:
Below are Job Descriptions for External Support Operations
CAPS volunteers fluent in Spanish are called to assist officers and citizens when they are unable to converse effectively due to language barriers.
Chaplain volunteers who are licensed or ordained will provide the Police & Fire Departments and citizens of Colorado Springs with the services of a chaplain, building and maintaining an attitude of cooperation and mutual respect between the Departments and citizens.
CAPS volunteers are a select, proactive and outgoing group of individuals dedicated to the positive promotion and education about the police and fire departments to the citizens in our community. Volunteers staff tables at events such as the Balloon Classic and Spirit of the Springs rallies, and support other speaking requests as needed.
CAPS volunteers serve as foot patrol Ambassadors for our city in a designated area of the community, providing customer service to visitors, tourists and merchants, while inherently promoting public safety as extra ‘eyes and ears’ on the streets.
Licensed nurses, mental health professionals and clinical social workers provide volunteer services to support a variety of outreach health initiatives through the Colorado Springs Fire Department.
Internal Support Operations:
Below are Job Descriptions for Internal Support Operations
Volunteers are needed for administrative support across many units within police, fire and 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.
CAPS volunteers who enjoy working with people will be trained by certified CPSD staff in how to properly take both ink based and electronic fingerprints as well as how to recognize quality prints. They will work with individuals needing non-criminal fingerprint services for employment, adoption services, applications for child care, liquor or massage licenses, teaching, etc. This position offers a wide variety of time options including Saturdays.
Unique volunteer opportunities arise regularly in a variety of areas, such as department training academies, community relations units, Office of Emergency Management, or the fire department’s a/v studio (videographer/editing skills and familiarity with editing platforms AVID, FINAL CUT PRO 7 and MACROSYSTEMS required).