Volunteer with the Seattle Police Department’s Victim Support Team

Victim Support Team (VST) is a unique partnership between community members and police department that addresses domestic violence prevention and safety for victims directly following a police incident.

We are currently accepting applications for the upcoming 50-hour Training Academy starting this fall on October 6th, 2012.

The Academy is a commitment of 7 consecutive Saturdays in October and November from 9am-5pm each day. Volunteers are trained on a range of topics presented by SPD detectives, officers, community leaders, DV Advocates and VST staff. At the completion of Academy, VST volunteers are required to work a minimum of 1 8-hour shift per month and attend 7 out of 12 2-hour monthly meetings a year.

Register to attend a VST Orientation on August 29th from 11:30am-12:30pm by calling the VST Volunteer Supervisor @ 206-615-0892 or emailing sarah.sorensen@seattle.gov

If you are interested in learning more, please contact us soon! The deadline for submitting than application for the fall Academy is September 17th.

To learn more about our program, and to obtain a volunteer application please visit:http://www.cityofseattle.net/police/vst/default.htm

To learn more about internship opportunities, please email Sarah Sorensen at sarah.sorensen@seattle.gov