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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 your background check and all other paperwork will be filled out during the training you attend.

To RSVP, please complete the Volunteer Interest Form.

Upcoming Sessions

Adult Residential Center and Adult Field Services Volunteers

Training sessions will be held at the Adult Residential Center on the following dates:

Monday, October 10 (6-9pm)

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

We will meet at the Administrative Conference Room at 105 Roeland Park Drive, New Century, KS 66031.

Juvenile Detention Center and Juvenile Field Services Volunteers

Training sessions will be held at the Youth and Family Services Center  on the following dates:

Future Dates Pending

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

The Youth and Family Services Center is located 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**

Saturday, November 5 (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

Q: What kinds of things do volunteers do?

A: Our volunteers provide religious services, recovery based groups, skill building, mentorship, and anything else someone may think of tha they woud want to contribute.

Q: How do I become a volunteer?

A: You must:

  • Complete a volunteer application packet
  • Pass your background check
  • Attend Launch! (our volunteer orientation/training session)

To get started, please complete our Volunteer Interest Form.

Q: How much time would I have to donate in order to volunteer?

A: We will work with volunteers to match their need with that of the position they are volunteering for.

Q: Is the Johnson County Department of Corrections a safe place to volunteer?

A: Yes! Each one of our volunteers receives training in the areas of safety and security. Our staff are committed to the safety of everyone in the facility, including volunteers.

Q: Do I need any special training?

A: We provide training for all of our volunteers on the rules, regulations, and guidelines for working with adult offenders. All volunteers are required to complete this training. Due to differences in organizational operations, even those with previous experience in other facilities will need to attend Launch!

 

Volunteering with Juveniles

Q: What kinds of things do volunteers do?

A: Our volunteers provide religious services, skill building (incuding cooking, career prep, and tutoring), mentorship, and anything else someone may think of that they want to contribute.

Q: How do I become a volunteer?

A: You must:

  • Complete a volunteer application packet
  • Pass your background check
  • Be screened for tuberculosis
  • Have a physician sign a health assessment form, clearing you medically to volunteer
  • Attend Launch! (our volunteer orientation/training session)

To get started, please complete our Volunteer Interest Form.

Q: How much time would I have to donate in order to volunteer?

A: We will work with volunteers to match their need with that of the position they are volunteering for.

Q: Is the Johnson County Department of Corrections a safe place to volunteer?

A: Yes! Each one of our volunteers receives training in the areas of safety and security. Our staff are committed to the safety of everyone in the facility, including volunteers.

Q: Do I need any special training?

A: We provide training for all of our volunteers on the rules, regulations, dos, and don'ts of working with juvenile offenders. All volunteers are required to complete this training. Due to differences in organizational operations, even those with previous experience in other facilities will need to attend Launch!

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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