Our Volunteer Services Unit (VSU) program is designed to fosters community engagement by offering you the opportunity for using your time and talent to serve your community. Volunteers can help out in a variety of ways from assisting administration with filing and office projects, to helping with community events and working alongside commissioned deputies. It is an exciting and rewarding way to give back to your community! Our volunteers also contribute to the Sheriff’s Office in fulfilling its mission to provide a safe and secure environment for all those we serve.
As a volunteer you will make lasting friendships, receive training and supervision, recognition and appreciation for your time and talent, and lots of personal fulfillment.
Frequently Asked Questions about ACSO Volunteers
What do Sheriff’s Office volunteers do?
Volunteers have a variety of opportunities within the Sheriff’s Office. These include everything from administrative duties, such as filing and office projects, to community events, Inmate Faith Based Programs and assisting commissioned deputies with policing activities.
Goals of the Volunteer Program
Volunteer Services facilitates and coordinates the involvement of the community in the rehabilitation of offenders through volunteer led programs and services. Enhancing public safety is achieved by ending the criminal behavior in offenders under supervision and assisting them in the transformation to become productive, law-abiding citizens. Achieving this goal requires the partnership of offenders, staff, offender families and friends, communities, and volunteers.
Who can apply?
Anyone who has the desire to contribute to the quality of life in the community can apply. Applicants must meet established minimum standards for volunteers including:
- No felony convictions
- No misdemeanor convictions for domestic battery, child abuse, stalking or peeping tom
- No DUI convictions or driver’s license suspensions in the past 3 years
- Not currently under the jurisdiction of the court
- No illegal drug use in the last 3 years (recovering addicts and alcoholics must have 3 years of established sobriety)
- No dishonorable discharges
How do I apply?
The easiest and fastest way to get started is to complete our online application. After you fill out the application, the volunteer coordinator will contact you to coordinate:
- An in-person interview
- A criminal history and a background check
What Volunteer Opportunities are available?
The following is a list of common volunteer opportunities. Our needs change often though, and all positions may not be available at all times. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, William Reeds or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Inmate Faith Based Program
Provide spiritual and mentoring programs.
Volunteers in Corrections
Serve in correctional facility and coordinate educational and job skills programs.
Special Events/Parades/Community Involvement
Assist at special events, participate in training scenarios, support operations.
Track inventory and general office tasks as needed.