Volunteers serve in numerous capacities throughout the department, specifically at the Adult Residential Center in New Century and the Juvenile Detention Center in Olathe, as well as out in the community. We rely on volunteers to provide support and community engagement to the clients we serve, as many of them feel disconnected and unwanted by society. Please check out our Volunteer Descriptions to find out what volunteer positions we have available!
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 guidelines that volunteers must know in order to be prepared to work with our clients and enter the facility.
All volunteers must pass a background check, attend new volunteer training, and get a TB test, all provided by Corrections at no cost to you.
NOTE: In order to volunteer with the Department of Corrections you must not currently be on supervision (parole, probation, diversion, house arrest, etc.) and must have at least a minimum of 1 year off all supervision.