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Special Programs Volunteer

at Jefferson County Jobs

Posted: 2/20/2019
Job Status: Internship,Volunteer
Job Reference #: 2360392
Keywords: volunteer, chaplain

Job Description

Overall Job Objective


The civilian volunteer program is a manifestation of the partnership of the Sheriff's Office and the citizens of Jefferson County. Assigned in a non-sworn, civilian capacity throughout the Sheriff's Office, volunteers supplement the delivery of services while enhancing the relationship of the Sheriff's Office with the community.
This is a volunteer, unpaid position with the Sheriff's Office.

Essential Duties

Volunteers may provide services to support any day to day law enforcement duties not requiring sworn officer status.
Most volunteers work in the jail. Detention counselors provide one-on-one inmate counseling and act as group facilitators for programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and anger management programs.
Volunteers in the jail's Chaplaincy program work as teachers, worship leaders and care counselors. They are essential in assisting the agency's chaplain in providing spiritual and religious support to the inmate population, by request.
Volunteers may work in one of many other areas at the Sheriff's Office. Work schedules vary by position and individual needs.


There are no levels of knowledge, skills, ability or education required of volunteer applicants, however, each applicant must meet Sheriff's Office standards of character, integrity and maturity. Some positions within the Sheriff's Office will require an integrity interview and polygraph examination.

Additional Information

Volunteers are bound by the provisions of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Policy and Procedure Manual, and the provisions of any policy, procedure, rule or regulation of the component to which they are assigned.