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What sort of opportunities are there for someone interested in volunteering around forensic science?

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Ram’s Answer

Volunteering in a hospital is a good idea if you’re interested in Forensic medicine.

If you’re interested in analytical forensic science, volunteering in the lab of a principle investigator during your undergraduate degree is a big help. You gain practical experience with instrumentation and chemical procedures, which is looked on highly by employers.

If you’re interested in any of the pattern fields, I know some of my classmates got unpaid internships with the local crime scene unit. This is a smart idea, as entry into the pattern fields is heavily dependent on practical experience. This isn’t a volunteer position, though.

Above are few based on my research.

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Elissa’s Answer

https://www.portlandoregon.gov/fire/article/378472
Greetings! I work in suicide prevention and am familiar with violent death reporting and the medical examiner's office.
I recommend finding your local trauma intervention program and volunteering there.
An example from Portland, Oregon is pasted above.

This experience will acquaint you with all the key players at the scene as there are many different professional roles in this area. It also provides front-line experience with those impacted by an event and the training needed to manage those interactions with support and caring.

Good Luck!
Elissa

Elissa recommends the following next steps:

https://www.portlandoregon.gov/fire/article/378472
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