By Brian Park
The city is seeking additional volunteers to join the Associated Senior Action Program, or ASAP. This program works under the direction of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department and supports San Juan Capistrano’s police services.
Assignments include van patrol and bike patrol, during which volunteers may issue citations for parking violations, report graffiti and make vacation-home checks. Volunteers also staff the kiosk booth at the train depot to help visitors to San Juan Capistrano. The program also provides administrative support to the Police Services Department by handling front desk duties.
ASAP volunteers also provide assistance during city events, including the Swallows’ Day Parade, San Juan Summer Nites, the Fourth of July Celebration and the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.
Despite the program’s name, there is no age requirement to join the program. There is, however, a preference for individuals with open availability during the day, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Volunteers typically work one shift per week for four to five hours.
For more information or to apply, call the police services department at 949.443.6369.