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By Scott Ware
contributing writer 

When you should exceed 55: CHP needs senior volunteers!

 

September 3, 2022

Scott Ware.

The California Highway Patrol Mojave is currently looking for volunteers 55 years and older to help checking on local schools to make sure the kids are getting picked up safely, help with office work and traffic complaints.

You must be able to work a minimum of four hours per week, pass an FBI and Department of Justice background check, have no felonies, have a good driving record and complete the CHP Senior Volunteer Training Program.

This would lead to assisting with the CHP Chips for Kids Toy Drive, for which they collect over three thousand toys and distribute them every year; high school scholarships; buying food for Thanksgiving baskets, and much more. Volunteers wear a uniform and are expected to keep it pressed and ready cause they may be asked to do "call outs" for road closures due to incidents such as traffic fatalities and wildland fires. Volunteers will be on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

"They are a tremendous help in keeping the office running smoothly," says Chief Information Officer Aaron Maurer. "For helping with office work, helping us on the road with traffic control, and even the upcoming air show."

To apply, you can contact one of their current volunteers at the CHP Mojave office at (661) 823-5500 or go to http://www.chp.ca.gov/programs-services/programs/senior-volunteer-programs.

"We need volunteers,'" says volunteer Linda Ledford, who finds the opportunity to assist the CHP very satisfying. "We just enjoy helping people. Come on out and help us!"

For more information visit http://www.chp.ca.gov/programs-services/programs/senior-volunteer-programs/.

 
 

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