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CHP Senior Volunteer Program Gears Up

OAKHURST — The Oakhurst Area of the California Highway Patrol is looking for a few good men and woman willing to give something back to their community.

Lieutenant Jason Daughrity, Commander of the Oakhurst Area CHP, says he is looking for up to 20 energetic people who are willing to accept the challenge of joining the CHP’s Senior Volunteer Program.

“We are seeking highly motivated individuals who embody the spirit of volunteerism to help affect a positive change in our community,” says Lieutenant Daughrity.

The volunteers will assist in performing administrative functions such as filing, data entry, photocopying, answering phones and assisting the Watch Officer at the front desk.

Volunteers will also provide assistance at community events, direct traffic, and drive CHP cars to set up radar trailers. Volunteers frequently attend shift briefings and occasionally ride along with officers, serving as an extra set of eyes in search of speeders and seat belt violators.

CHP VolunteerThe CHP’s Senior Volunteer Program has begun recruiting people age 55 and older who can contribute a minimum of four hours a week in the Oakhurst Area office. Applicants must undergo a background check, have a good driving record and complete the CHP Senior Volunteer Training Academy.

Applications will be available online via Oakhurst CHP Facebook or at the Oakhurst Area Office as of Monday, Jan. 11. Anyone who is interested in the program is asked to contact the Senior Volunteer Coordinator, Officer Kaci Lutz, at (559) 658-6611 or e-mail klutz@chp.ca.gov.

Applications will be accepted until Feb. 20. Interviews of eligible candidates will likely commence after Mar. 1.

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