There are many opportunities to volunteer in your community, and many valuable reasons to contribute your time. With so many options to volunteer for organizations in your area, it can be overwhelming trying to decide which one is right for you. Don’t stress! We have outlined some of the biggest options for local law enforcement volunteer opportunities to make your decision easier for you.
Fire and Medical
Volunteer with a local fire department or EMS rescue service. Help the people living in your community by volunteering as a first responder, fire corps or work the 1-800-FIRE-LINE for both operational and non-operational volunteers. To learn more about these volunteer options, visit the National Volunteer Fire Council.
Legal volunteer opportunities are available year-round with more than 1,800 volunteer legal interns serving in the justice sector of our country every year. Your volunteer options include your local U.S. Attorney’s office, U.S. Trustee’s office, and immigration courts. For further information on these opportunities, visit The United States Department of Justice.
Being a volunteer in your community is a noble and humbling opportunity. Show your dedication by helping to strengthen your local area, and sharing your time and talents with others less-fortunate to do so. A great organization called VolunteerMatch can help you find these opportunities in your community. You can search for opportunities near you by the location finder or by keywords that relate to what type of community service you would prefer to volunteer for.
Since September 11, 2001, there has been a massive demand for state and local law enforcement. Citizen volunteers help with these demanding needs in roles such as clerical tasks, search and rescue activities, and tasks including writing citations for accessible parking violations. A great resource to find police law enforcement volunteer opportunities near you is Volunteers in Police Service (VPS).
With so many opportunities to volunteer and reach out to your local community, you can be part of making a difference! Volunteering may have you think about a career in law enforcement and the Rasmussen College Justice Studies degree program has great options that align with these volunteer opportunities. As a volunteer in one of these areas, you can learn more about the field of justice studies, and even use your volunteer position to influence your future career. Have you volunteered in one of these areas for your city? Tell us about your community volunteer experiences in the comments below.