Thank you for your interest in the CAPS Volunteer Program!
Please Note: The majority of our needs are M-F from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Current Needs: Fingerprinting, Handicap Parking Services Unit, Vehicle Identification Number [VIN] Unit and ESP Volunteers.
A 1 year commitment is required.
Spanish-speaking skills needed
Bilingual volunteers with a level of proficiency in Spanish are needed in a variety of roles across the police and fire departments. Examples include: 2017 Spanish Citizen’s Academy, Chaplains, Espanol Translation Program and others.
Are you a Social Media buff?
Skilled in Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Flickr, Periscope? Are you familiar with Canon XA10 Camera set up and shoot video, Adobe Premier Pro DC 2015 video editing software, iMovie iPhone video editing app, Creating Facebook Live videos or Creating slide shows in smartphone apps?
If so, we’d love for you to share your talents with CSFD and CSPD.
Fingerprint members of the public for non-criminal reasons (job applications, licensure, background checks, adoptions, etc…)
- Mon – Fri 8:00 am – noon or 1:00 – 5:00 pm
- Saturday 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
- On-the-job training with a Fingerprint Technician or Records Supervisor
VIN Verification is the newest CAPS volunteer opportunity. This service is provided at the police department’s four substations; visit our Contact Us tab for locations.
Volunteers provide non-certified VIN inspections and complete the Colorado Department of Revenue DR2698 form for citizens.
Mondays-Wednesdays-Fridays, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.
Handicap Parking Services Unit [HPSU]
The goal of the HPSU is to foster public awareness of, and obedience to, the city ordinances that govern special parking privileges for those handicapped persons authorized to use them. The program is an important positive public relations effort as well as enforcement function.
Administrative Services / Data Entry
Administrative support is needed across many disciplines within our departments. Services include data entry, working in a variety of Microsoft Office applications, scanning, filing and other clerical duties. Opportunities include both short and long term projects.
Public Safety Ambassadors
If you enjoy the outdoors, this is the opportunity for you! During the summer months and the Holiday Season, these trained volunteers provide an extra set of eyes and ears, provide direction and information to tourists and are also in radio contact with CSPD.
Licensed or ordained volunteers provide the Police or Fire Department and citizens of Colorado Springs with Chaplaincy services, building and maintaining an attitude of cooperation and mutual respect between both.
Community Education – Special Events
This select, proactive and outgoing group of individuals is dedicated to positively promoting and educating citizens about the police, fire and emergency management departments. Volunteers can be found staffing tables throughout our community, installing smoke alarms or serving dinners at the annual IAFF conference.
Community Health Initiatives
This award winning program needs licensed nurses, mental health professionals and clinical social workers to provide services to support a variety of outreach health initiatives.
Select the police substation closest to you and work directly with a Crime Prevention Officer on the Neighborhood Watch program, Citizen Advisory Committee and other exciting crime prevention activities.
Espanol Service Program (ESP)
Volunteers fluent in Spanish are called to assist staff and citizens when they are unable to converse effectively due to language barriers.
Enjoy working with people? Certified CSPD staff will train you how to properly take both ink based and electronic fingerprints as well as how to recognize quality prints. Work with individuals needing non-criminal fingerprint services for employment, adoptions services, applications for child care, licenses, teaching etc. This position offers a wide variety of time options including Saturdays.
Property Crimes and Financial Crimes Investigations
Training is provided for this unique field. Assist investigators with victim contact, locating stolen property, providing victims with information on how to recover from Identity Theft and other related duties.
Compassionate, professional and committed individuals volunteer to provide quality and effective advocacy services to victims of crime. This position includes providing on-call support, crisis intervention, follow up and information on victim rights and community resources. The successful completion of a 10 week training academy is needed to volunteer.
Unique volunteer opportunities arise regularly in a variety of areas, such as role-play scenarios in department training academies and equipment inventory. Apply now to see where you may best serve!