Volunteer Areas of Interest
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Community Response Operations
Internal Support Operations
Community Response Operations Descriptions
Below are Job Descriptions for Community Response Operations Descriptions
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.
Faith-based volunteers who are licensed or ordained will provide the Police & Fire Departments, and citizens of Colorado Springs with the services of a chaplain on a regular basis, building and maintaining an attitude of cooperation and mutual respect between the Departments and citizens.
CAPS volunteers fluent in Spanish are called to assist officers and citizens when they are unable to converse effectively due to language barriers.
CAPS volunteers serve as foot patrol ambassadors 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.
CAPS needs dedicated and enthusiastic people to serve in a variety of roles to support the Office of Emergency Management. In the event of an incident, volunteer roles include helping with animal rescue, support operations, community outreach and administrative services. Training provided.
Internal Support Operations
Below are Job Descriptions for Internal Support Operations
Volunteers are needed for administrative support including data entry, working in a variety of Microsoft Office applications, scanning, filing and other clerical duties. Opportunities include both short and long-term projects. Administrative support is needed across many units within police, fire and department of emergency management.
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. 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, or the fire department’s a/v studio (videographer/editing skills and familiarity with editing platforms AVID, FINAL CUT PRO 7 and MACROSYSTEMS required).