Volunteers and Service
CAPS is the official public safety volunteer program for the City of Colorado Springs. It’s the 1st of its kind in the area serving three public safety departments under one umbrella as well as the portal for internships.
- 18 years or older
- No felony convictions
- Applicants that have used marijuana or CBD products containing THC within 3 months from the date of their application submission will not be eligible for a volunteer or intern position. Also, please do not apply if you have used any illegal drugs within the past 3 years (including LSD, heroin, cocaine, PCP, mushrooms/Psilocybin, amphetamines, inhalants, steroids, etc.) as you will be ineligible for a position
- Minimum 6 month commitment is requested
CAMERA SURVEILLANCE TECHNICIAN
Under the supervision of CSPD personnel, volunteers will work with current CSPD supervisors, officers assigned to designated patrol areas, and communications center personnel to monitor camera surveillance of the Colorado Springs area. Volunteer will report any event of significance to the designated contact person using both police radios and telephones for communication. Must be available nights/evenings only.
CSFD FIRE EXPLORERS
Do you have a background in finance and/or accounting? The CAPS Program is seeking a volunteer to work with the Colorado Springs Fire Department, Fire Explorer Program. This CAPS Volunteer will work with the Fire Explorer Program Budget. This Volunteer will work side by side with the CSFD Fire Explorer Program Manager. This Volunteer should be familiar with Excel. The work will include tracking income and expenses for the Fire Explorer Program.
The CAPS Program is also seeking a volunteer to work with the Colorado Springs Fire Department, Fire Explorer Programto help with data entry of records and administrative assistant type tasks. This Volunteer will work side by side with the CSFD Fire Explorer Program Manager.
Do you have the gift of capturing life’s most precious moments on film? Our photographers work closely with staff and guests to capture photos of people, places and things through the use of creativity and technical abilities using photographic equipment and photo manipulation software. Providing memorable and historical photographs for the Colorado Springs Police Department.
Under the supervision of our Community Service Officers, volunteers will provide VIN verification service to the general public, at one of our 4 police substations.
This includes: completing mandatory VIN verification training, conducting VIN verifications using Form DR2698 and ensuring paperwork is processed appropriately.
Chaplains provide the Police and Fire Departments and citizens of Colorado Springs services on a regular basis; 24 hours/7 days a week. They build and maintain an attitude of cooperation and mutual respect between the departments and the citizens. Members of the Chaplaincy Corps are on-call for counseling, consultation and other forms of human crisis intervention. You must be a full-time or retired clergy, ordained and licensed or have completed Clinical Pastoral Education.
Do you enjoy the outdoors? Then these are the perfect volunteer positions for you:
BMV in the Parks Volunteers
BMV in the Parks Volunteers greet and assist residents and guests in the various parks throughout the city. These specially trained public safety advocates provide helpful information and crime prevention education to combat motor vehicle break-ins, reduce loss of valuables and assist park guests with general information while also keeping an eye out for any suspicious activity or safety hazards.
CAPS Volunteer Ambassadors
CAPS Volunteer Ambassadors greet and assist residents and guests in the shopping and dining districts of the downtown area or Old Colorado City. These specially trained public safety advocates provide helpful information on shopping, dining, and entertainment venues while also serving as the extra eyes and ears for public safety and our community.
If none of our current openings are of interest, do NOT submit an application at this time. Check back with us in 3 months for an updated list. Thank you!
IMPORTANT NOTE: Select the assignment that interests you. By hitting SUBMIT you are committing to 6 months of volunteer service unless otherwise noted.
If NONE are of interest, do not submit your application at this time. Check back with us in a few months for an updated list of open positions and submit your application at that time. Thank you!
Fields containing an asterisk (*) are REQUIRED. If required fields are incomplete, the application will be rejected. (The term “not applicable” (N/A) is an acceptable response for these fields.) Please read the information below BEFORE submitting your online application.
CAPS Screening Process:
- A criminal background check is performed on all applicants due to the nature and sensitivity of the work.
- An in-person interview is conducted with all applicants.
- The successful completion of a polygraph examination may be required depending on assignment.
By submitting this application, you agree to the screening procedures and to adhere to the policies and procedures of CAPS and the City of Colorado Springs. If you are a student seeking an internship please visit the Internship Application tab.
CAPS Qualifying Criteria:
- 18 years or older.
Applicants who have used illegal drugs to include marijuana, medical marijuana, edibles or CBD products containing THC within 3 months from date of application submission are NOT eligible to volunteer.
Applicants who have used any illegal drugs within the past 3 years (including LSD, heroin, cocaine, PCP, mushrooms/Psilocybin, amphetamines, inhalants, steroids, etc.) are NOT eligible to volunteer.
- No felony convictions.
- A minimum 6-month commitment is requested.