Volunteering at Your Sheriff's Office

There are many ways to get involved with the Sheriff's Office as a volunteer!  Please review the minimum qualifications and apply online. We do not recruit for all positions at all times.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 18 years of age or older

  • Able to make a one-year commitment

  • Reliable and able to work two hours per week or more (dependent on position)

  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and integrity

  • Able to work effectively with law enforcement and a diverse client base

  • Demonstrated respect for governmental agencies and programs

  • No felony convictions in the last ten years

  • No misdemeanor convictions in the last five years

  • No illegal drug use in the last ten years

  • Not lodged in the Washington County Jail in the last five years



Administrative Support and Reception – Volunteer at the information desk, as data entry operators, or special project assistants.  

Chaplaincy Programs - Our volunteer chaplains are active in the Washington County Jail and out in the community. Join the Chaplins as they provide spiritual counseling to adults in custody, lead Bible studies, and assist the community in times of crisis.

Elder Safe - Become aware of the growing elder abuse problem.  You can learn to recognize and report abuse and help these vulnerable victims.  Learn more.

Internship  - Opportunities include Bachelor’s level Criminal Justice internship and a Master’s level Counseling internship.

Jail Programs - If you have an academic background you may be interested in becoming a library assistant or leading one of our classes like employment, GED study, or basic computer skills for adults in our custody.

Public Affairs – Volunteer alongside Public Affairs staff to educate the public on community issues and public safety topics and participate in community events.

Need Help or Advice? Volunteer and Intern Coordinator Sara Serna is available to help at (503) 846-2525.