Who are the Seniors Vs Crime Project volunteers?

A senior citizen who has volunteered to assist other seniors is referred to as a Senior Sleuth. Senior Sleuths come from all walks of life, ranging from homemakers to rocket scientists. The single common denominator is the desire to help others.

Former or current occupation is irrelevant. The Seniors vs Crime Project welcomes volunteer applications from all seniors with an interest in protecting fellow citizens and making Florida a safer place for all. The Seniors vs. Crime Project has a place for everyone who would like to participate. Each year volunteers contribute more than 40,000 hours assisting those in need of our services.

Senior Sleuths get to help people in need, get to know fellow volunteers and make many new friends!

Volunteering with the Seniors Vs Crime Project provides an opportunity for seniors to meet others who are interested in preventing the victimization of our citizens. Volunteers learn about scams and/or criminal techniques that are targeting their local communities.

What are the Qualifications and Requirements to become a Senior Sleuth?

Seniors who volunteer with the Seniors vs Crime Project have four basic requirements 1) they should be age 50 or older (younger volunteers may be accepted), 2) they must have a genuine desire to help others, 3) they must have no criminal history, and 4) they MUST agree to hold the personal information of clients and fellow Sleuths strictly confidential.

What are the Work Day and Work Hours for a Seniors Sleuth?

The Seniors Vs Crime Project does not have a minimum work hours requirement for volunteers. Each Senior Sleuth determines their level of participation. Senior Sleuths that volunteer at their local Project Office may work only 2-4 hours on one day per week while Senior Sleuths who are in the Speakers Bureau may give one or two presentations a week. The number of days per month and hours that are worked is totally up to the volunteer. Seniors vs Crime does not dictate volunteer work schedules. When you commit to a work schedule, all we ask is for you to keep your commitment to that schedule unless you notify the Office Manager well in advance of your expected absence so that someone else can cover your scheduled office hours.

Senior Sleuths may volunteer for a number of different positions within the organization.

The Senior Sleuth Positions webpage provides a description of the various positions.

Cape Coral Project Office Senior Sleuths Photo: Stephanie Borden/Special to News-Press

Highlands County Project Office Senior Sleuths Photo: Highlands County Sheriff

Seniors vs. Crime Project Region 4 Senior Sleuths Dave Cunningham, Joe Gerena, and Diane Nunn were recognized for their exception efforts in support of the Project.. Photo: The Villages News.Com, all rights reserved

Putnam County Project Office Senior Sleuths Photo: staff