The department offers opportunities to volunteers interested in performing department duties. In this capacity, volunteers gain hands-on work experience and learn about the criminal justice system while contributing to department operations. Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
- assisting probation officers with the numerous responsibilities associated with managing a caseload of felony probationers, such as conducting interviews, verifying information, and monitoring compliance with conditions through collateral contacts;
- assisting probationers in the completion of applications for educational or employment programs; and
- helping support staff by working as a receptionist, data entry clerk or filing clerk.
Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older and be extremely sensitive to issues of confidentiality. All applicants are subject to an interview and criminal background check. If you are interested in volunteering with the department, you may contact the volunteer coordinator at (773) 674-3101.