Why volunteer?

Spokane C.O.P.S. needs you, because this community needs you! We all want to make this community a better place to live, a better place to raise our families. Whether you are looking for experience for your resume, a hobby to engage in, a cause to serve, or any number of other reasons why someone might volunteer with C.O.P.S., we have something for you. Becoming a C.O.P.S. Volunteer is a great opportunity to meet new friends, participate in special events, and for gaining knowledge and experience while making a valuable contribution to your community. Working with crime prevention programs, working alongside law enforcement, working with city programs, working the front desk, wherever your strengths and interests lie in making this community a better, safer place, we have something for you. Contact either your local C.O.P.S. shop or call our main office at 509-625-3300 for more information.

Volunteer requirements are:
  • you must be 18 years or older
  • complete an application and agree to a background check
  • take part in an interview
  • able to attend a 12 hour new volunteer orientation
  • maintain reasonable participation for your volunteer opportunity of choice
  • additional requirements as needed for certain programs

    Spokane C.O.P.S. has various volunteer opportunities helping Spokane Law Enforcement and the community, including:
  • Latent Fingerprinting
  • Property Inspection (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) 
  • Graffiti Reporting 
  • Operation Family I.D. 
  • Block Watch Coordinator
  • Front Desk Operations
  • Events
  • Community Liaison

Read this amazing testimonial from one of our great volunteers:

"My time spent volunteering with Spokane COPS was overall a very fulfilling experience. I began my internship not really knowing what to expect, and left with a feeling that not only will I miss the organization and the people therein, but that I had contributed to making a positive difference in the Spokane community. I think what had the biggest impact was the overwhelming kindness of the other volunteers that I worked with. I was splitting my time across three different COPS shops for the duration of my time, and I very quickly noticed a pattern of friendly, helpful, and welcoming volunteers. As the new guy in an unfamiliar environment, I was naturally a little nervous about fitting in with the organization. These apprehensions were banished, however, within my first shift by the warmness of my fellow volunteers.

The attitude of helping and support did not stop at me either. In fact, far from it. In my observation, the kindness and camaraderie shown by volunteers to one another was extended tenfold to the citizens that came in looking for help. If I’m being honest, I was a little surprised that some of the volunteers could be on the job for as long as they have without getting burned out. But instead, they were well practiced at treating each new citizen as just that: a citizen and a member of the community, never a number or another work project to be completed and passed on. 

                                                                                                                                                                                           - Daniel M.

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