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Volunteer Training

If you want to innovate, to change an enterprise or a society, it takes people willing to do what is not expected. --Jean Ribauld

There are several training related segments that are to be completed in order to be a volunteer.

  • Complete a volunteer application. Once your volunteer application and registration form are received a criminal record and background check will be conducted.
  • Interview with the Community Resource Coordinator or Volunteer Services Coordinator who oversees the Volunteer related Services in your area.  During this interview, you will discuss important volunteer related information, including your interests, goals, skills and opportunities.  
  • Attend Volunteer Orientation Training with the Community Resource Coordinator or Volunteer Services Coordinator who oversees the Volunteer related Services in your area.  During this time the volunteer manual will be reviewed and  the work rules and confidentiality agreements are discussed and signed.  If a volunteer is related to a person who is being supervised by the department, a conflict of interest agreement is also discussed and signed. 
  • Interview with your Supervisor or Coordinator.  During this time a number of important issues such as your role, assignment, availability, and a schedule are discussed.
  • Reparative Volunteers need to observe 4 Reparative Board meetings.  In order to maximize the gain from this experience, two meetings should be outside your immediate community and two from your local area.
  • A site-specific and/or security training and the tour is also done for that volunteering in a Correctional Facility and in Probation and Parole offices.