Volunteer Opportunity Details

Boulder County Volunteers!
Position Title:Staff Assistant, Juvenile Assessment Center, Justice System Volunteer Program
Department:Community Services
Category:Criminal Justice and Public Safety
Time Commitment or Project Date:Must be 21 years old to apply. 5 hours per week for 6 months.
Boulder County Justice Center
Program Summary:
The Juvenile Assessment Center provides booking, assessment and bonding services as well as secure lodging for up to 20 youths who have been taken into temporary custody. For more information on the Justice System Volunteer Program visit www.BoulderCountyJusticeVolunteers.org.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Volunteers assist in conducting intake assessments that include pre-trial release planning, supervision of daily tasks/activities and escorting youth to court. Other duties include maintenance of record keeping systems and liaison with outside agencies on behalf of detained youth.
Qualifications and Requirements:
Minimum age is 21. Prefer some knowledge and/or experience of at-risk youth. Maturity, ability to set appropriate boundaries and strong communication skills are essential. Ability to work well with diverse populations and work within a team. All volunteers must pass a criminal background check. No one will be accepted who has a DUI/DWAI conviction within the last four years.
Application or Registration Deadline:4/30/2015 5:00 PM
Application Process:
Please send a resume or include educational/professional information about yourself to JSVP@bouldercounty.org or call 303.441.3718.  We will email application forms to volunteers who meet minimum requirements.
Training Dates and Information:
Dates not scheduled yet. A one-day training includes the intake/release process, security policies, crisis intervention/prevention and motivational interviewing. Ongoing on-the-job training is given specific to volunteer needs.
Additional Information:
JAC shifts are 8:00 am-1:00 pm, 12:00 noon-5:00 pm and 4:00-9:00 pm.

Open shifts:  Currently looking for one person to fill a 12-5 p.m. shift on Monday, Wedenesday or Friday.
Contact: Mary Eldred at  JSVP@bouldercounty.org or 303.441.3718


All volunteers need to review Boulder County's Multicultural Diversity and EEO and Unlawful Discrimination Policies before starting their volunteer assignment.

If you need special assistance to fill out a volunteer application, please contact our Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator at 303-441-3525.