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VIPS- Volunteers in Police Service
What is a citizen in Police Service:
A citizen volunteer in police service is a member of the community who provides support services to a law enforcement agency without monetary benefit. Services typically include community outreach, telephone work, research, and other administrative tasks.
This is a volunteer position. Volunteers assigned to this classification work under minimum supervision. This means that definite work objectives are set for the volunteer but methods of performing that tasks are frequently left to the judgement of the volunteer with occasional instructions or advice provided by the supervisor.
-Greet and welcome students/visitors
-Provide directions to students/visitors
-Patrol and monitor the atriums/halls as needed
-Answering student/visitor inquiries
-Maintain the premises clean and organized
-Shuttle students/visitors to destination
-Providing traffic/crowd control on special events
Examples may include, volunteers helping new students or visitors navigate the school. Volunteers may also be the source of information about activities going on at the school, and are able to direct people to the right location or person to answer more in-depth questions.
The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.
The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.
Who can volunteer:
Citizens over the age of 18 years are encourage to apply. Applicants will be required to undergo a background check.
Volunteers are usually required to have a high school diploma and sometimes some type of customer service skills. All volunteers are required to complete a background check and attend orientation.
Some qualifications may include:
-Some Customer service skills
-Some knowledge of office practice and procedure
-Demonstrates ability to comprehend and follow oral and written instructions accurately
-Good interpersonal skills and ease in relating to people from ‘varying educational, cultural and social backgrounds
-Responsible, reliable, and punctual
-Ability to learn assigned tasks
Physical requirements necessary to perform essential job functions:
While some volunteers have a place to sit, volunteers may spend much of their time standing thus they are required to be in good physical condition.
Driving university vehicle:
In some occasions volunteers will be utilizing the department shuttle to escort students from parking lot to campus and from building to building.
Volunteers will be scheduled upon their availability. A coordinator will work with volunteers to set a schedule.
Applying to volunteer:
Once we receive your completed application; a coordinator will contact you to learn more about your interest, skills and availability. We will also answer any questions you have about our program and the areas our volunteers serve.