We are excited you have an interest in becoming a VIPS volunteer at the University of North Texas at Dallas Police Department. We offer many challenging and rewarding opportunities within the department. Our volunteers are passionate about helping others and are committed in providing excellent community service. If you would like to be a part of the team, we would love to hear from you!
VIPS- Volunteers in Police Service
What is a citizen volunteer 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 tasks are frequently left to the judgment of the volunteer with occasional instructions or advice provided by the coordinator.
-Greet and welcome students, faculty/staff, guests
-Providing directions to students, faculty/staff, guests
-Answering students, faculty/staff, guests inquiries
-Maintain the premises clean and organized
-Providing traffic/crowd control during special events
-Shuttling students, faculty/staff, guests to campus destinations
-Working the Welcome Center monitoring surveillance cameras
-Assisting in door unlocks
-Answering incoming calls
An example may include volunteers helping new students, faculty/staff, and guests navigate the campus. Volunteers may also be the source of information about activities going on campus 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 non-discrimination 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 against or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.
Who can volunteer:
Citizens of almost any background who are over the age of 18 can volunteer.
-All volunteers are required to complete a background check and attend orientation
-All volunteers are required to have a valid driver’s license
-All volunteers are required to have a high school diploma
-Ability to comprehend and follow oral and written instructions accurately
-Good interpersonal skills and ease in relating to people from varying education, cultural and social backgrounds
-Demonstrates good communication skills
-Ability to learn assigned tasks
-Customer service oriented
-Responsible, reliable, and punctual
Physical requirements necessary to perform essential job functions:
While some volunteers have a place to sit, work requires muscular exertion and/or physical strain such as standing for long periods of time, recurring bending, or recurring lifting of items weighing up to 25 pounds.
Driving university vehicles:
On some occasions volunteers will be utilizing the department shuttles to escort students, faculty/staff, and guests to campus destinations.
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.
Click the above link or the badge below to apply, today!