Volunteers needed to help with crime, trauma victims in WilCo

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TEXAS - The Williamson County Sheriff's Department is searching for volunteers to help give support to victims of crime and traumatic experiences.

Volunteers in the Victim Assistance Unit typically respond to calls for death notifications and investigations, family violence, sexual assault and serious injury collisions and fatalities, according to the sheriff's department. After they've met with the victims, the volunteers help to answer questions and concerns about the criminal justice system or any other relevant help the victim might need.

The minimum time commitment for unit members is three 12-hour shifts per month, as well as a unit meeting every month. The sheriff's department said the unit also responds to calls 24/7.

Numerous Victim Assistance Teams within Williamson County help to provide training for interested volunteers. The sheriff's department said that volunteers should be prepared to navigate through difficult terrain, stand for long periods of time, and work in all weather conditions etc.

For more information on applying, visit the Williamson County Website.

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