The Longmont Department of Public Safety are seeking volunteers (Angels) to work with our Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative. (PAARI) This program encourages drug users to seek recovery and connects those with addictions to treatment programs and facilities.
- Applicants must be 21 years of age.
- Seeking reliable, non-judgmental, and compassionate individual. Flexibility is a must in this position. Ability to stay calm under pressure or in difficult situation is a necessity. Willingness to assist in additional tasks as needed is essential. Must be agreeable to signing confidentiality and liability release waiver forms. Must perceive drug addiction as a disease.
- Valid Colorado driver's license.
- Registered, insured vehicle in operating condition.
- All applicants will submit to a background check, fingerprints, and drug screen.
- Applicants that have arrests for violence will not be considered.
- If applicable, applicants must be at least 2 years in recovery / 2 years post incident for alcohol and drugs.
- Attendance at all mandatory training.
- Applicant must provide reliable schedule of availability and contact information (cell phone number and email).
- Program call outs can occur at any time, day or night, however it is not a requirement to be available 24 hours a day.
- Volunteers must be able to contribute 10 (+ / -) hours to the program on a monthly basis.
- Responsibilities include: be available while on call and within 20 minutes of Longmont. Listen and engage with participants; provide resources and encouragement; assist with tying up loose ends; aid in family mediation; collaborate with local supports for youth unable to participate in PARRI program. Optional Tasks: transportation driver (team of 2) using city vehicles, compassionate caller; letter writer; attend AA/NA meetings.
For additional questions and information regarding Angel Volunteers, please email or call (303)774-4440.