Clackamas County Jail: Jail Volunteers

Get involved. Volunteer at the Clackamas County Jail.

Every day, the Clackamas County Jail relies on volunteers to help adults in custody transition back into society so they become productive citizens in the community.

Volunteers offer their time, talents and indispensable professional expertise to help our Jail Division is to achieve its mission.

Volunteers are unpaid -- but the job comes with the responsibilities and expectations of paid staff working in our jail.

Ways Jail Volunteers can help

Volunteers can provide programming services to offenders in such areas as:

Volunteers serve as role models for work ethics, behavior change, and effective interpersonal skills.

Application process

Safety and security is our number one priority. To this end, we have an application and orientation process that will prepare you to be successful and safe.

How to Apply

  1. Please read and familiarize yourself with our Volunteer Manual. It provides a great deal of information about our Office and how volunteers can perform their services effectively.
  2. Complete this application and email it to the Program/Volunteer Coordinator Deputy Christopher Barton at Answer all questions truthfully. If any question cannot be clearly answered, please elaborate in the additional supplemental space (see page 12).
  3. The Program Coordinator will review your application.
    A criminal history check will be made and references may be contacted. The reference check will seek to verify if you have the experience and are competent in the area where you will be working. The Program Coordinator will ask for a written response from you for any areas that need further clarification.
  4. Meet with the Program Coordinator to discuss your program, schedule and specific tasks
    Once the review is completed, the Program Coordinator will contact you to arrange a time for you to attend an orientation class of the jail rules and procedures. The Program Coordinator will also determine if you meet our program mission and goals. If you are not sure what you want to do, the Program Coordinator can discuss options with you and arrange a meeting in an area that interests you. 
  5. Access is granted after completion of the orientation class.

If you have any questions or need clarification, please contact:

Jail Program/Volunteer Coordinator
Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office
2206 Kaen Rd.
Oregon City, Or. 97045
Office: 503-722-6725

Your service is important to our jail and community. Thank you for considering how you can make a difference in the lives of those adults in custody entrusted to our care.