Volunteer Opportunity

Help the DA’s Office with Consumer Concerns – Community Protection unit

Application or Registration Deadline: 11/29/2017
Opportunity Type: Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity
Department: District Attorney
Category: Criminal Justice and Public Safety
Time Commitment or Project Date: 8 hours per week for at least one year. Significant training involved. Min age: 25
Location:

Justice Center – District Attorney’s Office

1777 6th St.

Boulder, CO 80302

Program Summary:

Current opening for one volunteer 8 hours per week (can be two half days, M-F).

Boulder County District Attorney’s Office needs your help handling consumer concerns, landlord/tenant disputes, and elder fraud and abuse inquiries that originate by drop-in, phone, email, or mail.

This position requires professional communication skills, objectivity, patience, maturity, imagination, computer skills, and the ability to represent the DA’s Office with integrity. Must be able to deal effectively and respectfully with the public. Some legal background is helpful – if you’ve been a paralegal or are a retired attorney we’d love to talk to you.

One year minimum commitment required
, but several of our volunteers have been with us for four, five and seven years!

There are several areas of work done by our volunteers:

Emphasis is on mediating problems between consumers and local Boulder County businesses and also providing consumer education (outreach in the community) . Those with expert accounting and investigative experience (Certified Fraud Examiner, etc.) may be selected to work on pending finance/fraud cases.

Background check and references required.

Intrigued? Contact us for an application link and instructions: email Mary Eldred, Volunteer Services Coordinator, jsvp@bouldercounty.org. After initial screening, a formal interview may take place at the DA’s Office.

Duties and Responsibilities:

See above.

Qualifications and Requirements:

Keen interest in the law – prior experience in criminal justice field – ability to speak with a broad spectrum of residents and business owners. Represent the DA’s office with appropriate decorum. Unflappable, and respectful to the public, partners and coworkers. Able to take direction easily and respectfully from highly placed female attorneys and experienced staff.

Ability to grasp legal concepts quickly. Strong computer skills and exceptional customer service character.

Must pass a background check, fingerprinting. Must pass a Security Awareness Test.

Training Dates and Information:

Individualized training dependent on applicant.

Contact:

Mary Eldred, Justice System Volunteer Program Coordinator – 303-441-3718

Email: jsvp@bouldercounty.org

Application Process:

Please contact Mary Eldred, JSVP Coordinator: jsvp@bouldercounty.org for an application link for the online application form. After approval, a screening interview is conducted prior to a formal in-person interview in the DA’s Office. Or call 303-441-3718.