• Contact Information

    Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Recruiting

    Monday - Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

    Contact Us

    800 Jefferson County Pkwy.
    Attn: Recruiting
    Golden, CO 80401

  • Volunteer Opportunities with the Sheriff's Office


    The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office currently needs volunteers in several areas. Please contact us for more information or to apply, and make a difference in your community!

    Who We Are

    Volunteers donate their time serving in a variety of positions at the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. In 2011, more than 230 volunteers donated 20,044 hours of service to the department. Assuming their services are worth a conservative $10 per hour, that means volunteers saved Jefferson County taxpayers $200,440.

    Sheriff's office volunteers are a diverse group. Ages run the spectrum from teens to retirees. A few volunteers are Peace Officer Standards Training (POST)-certified law enforcement reserves. Many volunteers work during the week, while others are called on weekends to respond to crime scenes for victim support. Some volunteers donate their own services and their horse's - as part of the mounted patrol.

    All have one thing in common: a desire to give back to their community.

    Main Volunteer Areas

    Most volunteers work in the Jefferson County 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 to the agency's chaplain, assisting with spiritual and religious support to the inmate population, by request.

    The sheriff's office also has a large group of victim services volunteer advocates. These volunteers complete a 40-hour initial victim services training before responding to help victims in the aftermath of a crime or crisis.

    Other Assignments

    Volunteers may work in one of many other areas at the sheriff's office. Work schedules vary by position and individual needs.

    • GED program
    • Investigations
    • Evidence
    • Animal Control
    • Booking
    • Community Relations
    • Work Release
    • Administration
    • Training & Recruiting
    • Patrol



    Reserve deputies are volunteers who undergo a 300-hour reserve sheriff's academy and become POST-certified law enforcement officers with limited responsibilities. Most are Jeffco residents who work a normal 9-to-5 job and volunteer their time to the sheriff's office on some weekends. Their assignments may include law enforcement duties, fugitive extraditions, search and rescue, crime scene security or security at large events.

    Selection Process

    The selection process for most volunteer positions involves an application, interview, polygraph examination and background investigation.

    Youth Volunteer Opportunities

    For high school and college students, volunteer opportunities are available through the explorer program. Volunteer opportunities are not available to students younger than age 14. Younger students interested in volunteering may consider local scouting programs, many of which provide a good foundation for the sheriff's office explorer program.

    To Apply

    To apply for a volunteer position, visit our search jobs and apply online page and click on the volunteer job. If you have questions, please contact the training and recruiting section at 303-271-5332.