VA Required Commitment & Availability

Required Commitment & Availability:


  • Three (3) Call-Out Shifts per month (12 hrs/shift): includes days and/or evenings and weekend shifts
  • Two (2) hrs/week in station office support at the MHPS; and,
  • A Valid Driver’s License.

General Requirements for Volunteers

  • Pass Criminal Record Check, Police Security Screening, and Reference Checks;
  • Complete all required training, including:
    1. 50 hr Online Course;
    2. Required Team Training
    3. Mentoring with senior volunteers.
  • Able to report for all scheduled shifts.
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times.;
  • Willing to offer non-judgmental peer support.
  • Practice empathic and active listening skills.
  • Participate in ongoing training and team meetings.