By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– The California Highway Patrol’s Victorville Area office is looking for motivated citizens who want to give back to their community as Senior Volunteers. Senior Volunteers are CHP employees who assist in both administrative and field capacities. Volunteer administrative duties include filing, data entry, photocopying, answering phones, and assisting at the front desk. Field functions include such as working at community events, directing traffic, surveys in high-traffic locations/school zones, deploy radar trailers, and shuttle vehicles/equipment.
Senior Volunteers drive marked CHP Patrol Vehicles in uniform while performing field duties. Volunteers attend shift briefings and occasionally ride along with officers, to learn and assist as an additional set of eyes in search of violators. Volunteers must be 55 years and older, able to work a minimum of 4 hours per week, pass background check, have a good driving record and complete the CHP Senior Volunteer training program.
Citizens interested in the program may call Officer Michael Mumford at (760) 241-1186 or email him at Mmumford@chp.ca.gov. Interviews will commence in February 2020.