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Launch

Launch! is designed to equip you to be a successful volunteer with us.

To prepare you for service, our curriculum focuses on:

  • The Vision, Mission, and Values of Our Department
  • Confidentiality
  • Safety/Security
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Volunteer Guidelines

RSVP

To reserve your spot in an upcoming training, fill out the Volunteer Interest Form. You will be contacted by the Volunteers & Programs Coordinator to begin the paperwork process.  All paperwork must be turned in prior to the trainint in order to reserve your spot.  

To RSVP, please complete the Volunteer Interest Form.

Upcoming Sessions

Adult Residential Center, Adult Field Services, Juvenile Detention Center, and Juvenile Field Services Volunteers

Training sessions will be held on the following dates:

Monday January 22nd 6-9pm at YFSC
Monday March 26th 6-9pm at ARC
Monday May 21st 6-9pm at YFSC
Monday July 23rd 6-9pm at ARC
Monday September 24th 6-9pm at YFSC
Monday November 26th 6-9pm at ARC

Please RSVP to Erin Moeder at erin.moeder@jocogov.org at least one (1) week prior to the training you would like to attend.

(ARC) Adult Residential Center designated trainings will meet at the Administrative Conference Room at 105 Roeland Park Drive, New Century, KS 66031.

(YFSC) Youth and Family Services Center designated trainings will meet at 920 W. Spruce, Olathe, KS 66061.

To RSVP, please complete the Volunteer Interest Form.

 

Upcoming Re-Certification Training for Current Volunteers

**All Current Volunteers are required to attend one (1) Re-Certification training each year**
**All Re-Certification trainings will be held at the Youth & Family Services Center**
**Juvenile Volunteers will need to complete TB test)

Monday March 19th 6-8pm
Thursday March 29th 6-8pm
Saturday July 21st 9-11am
Monday September 17th 6-8pm
Thursday September 27th 6-8pm
Saturday November 10th 9-11am

Please RSVP to Erin Moeder at erin.moeder@jocogov.org at least one (1) week prior to the training you would like to attend.

Volunteer: Path of Service

Thank you for your interest in serving with us. We think it’s great that you’re considering becoming a part of our community partner family.

We hope to make the pathway to service easy for you, but we also need to ensure the safety of our clients, staff, and other personnel who work at our facilities.

To meet our safety standards, you must meet certain qualifications, complete required paperwork, and attend a Launch! session before you will be allowed to serve.

Qualifications

To serve with us, you must:

  • Have a sincere interest in helping offenders succeed
  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Pass a background check—If you have a prior conviction for a crime against a person or persons or if you have been confirmed of child abuse/neglect, you will not pass our background check.
  • Have successfully completed any legal/probationary obligations at least 6 months prior to your start date

Paperwork

You must fill out an application packet, which includes several documents. For more information about required documentation, please contact us by filling out the Volunteer Interest Form.

Training

Click here to find out more about our Launch! orientation/training sessions. To RSVP, please complete the Volunteer Interest Form.

Volunteering with Adults

Our Current Needs

  • Mentors for the Mentoring 2 Excel Program
  • Structured programming that aids in behavior change
  • Skill Building

Requirements to Volunteer

Volunteers receive training in the areas of safety and security and our staff are committed to the safety of everyone in the facility, including volunteers. Our training covers all rules, regulations, and guideline that volunteers must know in order to be prepared to work with our clients and enter the facility. Even those with previous experience in other facilities wil need to attend Launch. There is no time requirement to volunteer. We appreciate any time you are willing to give in order to help our clients.

 

Volunteering with Juveniles

Volunteers are placed in either the Juvenile Detention Center (JDC) or the Adolescent Center for Treatment (ACT).

Our Current Needs

  • Structured programming that aids in behavior change
  • Tutors
  • Skill Building
  • Speakers (ACT only)

Requirements to Volunteer

  • Submit a Volunteer Interest Form
  • Attend Launch Training
  • Pass a background check
  • Be screened for tuberculosis (provided by Corrections upon completion of background check)
  • Have a physician sign a health assessment form, clearing you medically to volunteer (JDC only)

Volunteers receive training in the areas of safety and security and our staff are committed to the safety of everyone in the facility, including olunteers. Our training covers all rules, regulations, and guidelines that volunteers must know in order to be prepared to work with our clients and enter the facility. Even those with previous experience in other facilities will need to attend Launch. There is no time requirement to volunteer. We appreciate any time you are willing to give in order to help our clients.
 

Volunteer: Path of Service

Volunteer with Us!

Thank you for your interest in partnering with us. If you would like to become a volunteer, the first step is to complete the form below.

Once you’ve submitted the information, we will contact you and find the best way for you to serve.

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