Ada County Sheriff's Volunteers

The Sheriff's Volunteer Program fosters community involvement, awareness, and support of the Ada County Sheriff's Office.  Volunteering also provides additional resources, time and talent to enhance the mission of the Sheriff's Office.  Volunteers with the Ada County Sheriff's Office are highly valued and are a significant component of public safety in Ada County.  It is also an exciting and rewarding way to give back to your community!

As a volunteer you will make lasting friendships, receive training and supervision, recognition and appreciation for your time and talent, and a lot of personal fulfillment.

Opportunities include:

  • Ada County Jail (various areas)
  • Work Release Center
  • Medical Unit
  • Patrol Division
  • Detectives
  • Community Resources
  • Crime Lab
  • Crime Research Unit
  • Records Division
  • 911 Dispatch Center
  • Human Resources
  • Training Unit
  • And Many More!


Volunteer opportunities within the Ada County Jail:

Jail Programs Volunteer

By providing services and information, we teach, coach and guide inmates through a learning process so that they leave our facility better than when they came.

The following is a list of some of our programs and services available to inmates, which are facilitated by more than 100 civilian volunteers:

  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • Health Education
  • Job Search Information
  • Smart Money Management
  • General Education Development (GED)
  • Religious Services and Bible Studies

Requirements/Application Process:

  • Candidates must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Submit an application online under “Jail Programs Volunteer” here.
  • Selected candidates will complete an interview, a criminal history and background check before beginning their volunteer service.

***Please make sure you meet the Jail Programs Volunteer Minimum Hiring Standards before submitting an application.

Contact Information:

Dave Paskett
Jail Programs Volunteer Coordinator
(208) 577-3442