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Corrections Volunteer Program

The Johnson County Department of Corrections relies on compassionate, open-minded, and supportive community volunteers to help bridge the gap between clients and the community they will be returning to. 

Dedicated volunteers and paid staff believe change is possible and work in partnership to help clients find a way out of the system and into a better life.

Things to know about volunteering

  • Volunteers shall be 21 or older and sufficiently mature to handle the responsiblitiies involved
  • Must complete Initial Training (followed by annual recertification thereafter)
    • Pending criminal charges are ineligible/li>
    • Past convictions require approval from the Director of Corrections
    • Must be off of all supervision for a minimum of 1 year before applying
  • Initial TB test (followed by annual TB test thereafter)
  • Physical (Juvenile Detention Only)

To enhance and expand the services and programs for clients, Johnson County Department of Corrections (JCDOC) recruits and screens potential volunteers for the purpose of blending client needs with services available from the community, including roles as advisors and interpreters, while ensuring the safety of all parties. The responsibilities of volunteers shall be clearly defined in order that services provided and operational requirements are coordinated. Staff shall provide assistance to volunteers in the coordination of these efforts.

Application Process

Step 1. Submit Application

Next, please fill out and submit the online volunteer application.

Apply Here!

Step 2. Background Check

Next, please fill out and submit the online background check application.

Background Check

Step 3. Account Access & Online Training

Once steps one and two are completed, and you have been processed, you will receive an email from the Program Coordinator with login information to get started with training.

Already have an account?

Program Coordinator

Jorge Gaona, Volunteer Program Coordinator

Thank you for visiting our website as a potential volunteer opportunity. If you are interested, I would love to help you get started. Please review the screening & commitment process as well as the eligibility requirements. From there send me your application & background check information and I will be in touch. My role is to support volunteers and work with you to serve our clients and the community.

Jorge Gaona, Volunteers & Programs Coordinator