Volunteer Opportunity Details

Boulder County Volunteers!
Position Title:Community Service Case Assistant, Community Justice Services
Department:Community Services
Category:Criminal Justice and Public Safety
Time Commitment or Project Date:Must be 19 years old to apply. 6-8 hours per week for 9 months min. Scheduling flexibility available during office hours Monday-Friday.

Boulder County Justice Center

1777 6th St., Boulder

Program Summary:

The Adult Community Service Volunteers manage low-risk offenders convicted of minor misdemeanors after placing them in volunteer positions with  non-profit agencies to complete their court-ordered community service. 

The program provides a sentencing alternative that emphasizes restitution for the offense and giving back to the community through service. We incorporate aspects of Restorative Justice that focus on repairing the harm done rather than on punishment and retribution. 

The amount of community service ordered by the court varies between 12 and 120 hours.  You would meet initially to set them up with a volunteer position, and follow up occasionally to check on their progress and then finalize their hours.  Work closely with Adult Community Services staff and be part of the inner working of Community Justice Services.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Assist Community Services case management staff by working to place clients in appropriate volunteer positions. Basic Computer literacy required.  Ability to relate well to people without judgment.  Positive attitude and respect for all clients is a must.

Track client fee payments and community service contract due dates. Notify clients if these are past due and send non-compliance letters to the courts. Follow-up on missed client appointments and reschedule as necessary. 

Volunteers and interns may be assigned special projects as needed.

Qualifications and Requirements:

Must be 19 years old to apply.  Must have a basic knowledge of and/or strong interest in the criminal justice field, have good verbal, written and computer communication skills and be detail oriented. Have an ability to work effectively and respectfully with offenders and program staff and demonstrate flexibility and initiative.

Background check and fingerprinting required for this criminal justice position.


Application or Registration Deadline:4/30/2017 5:00 PM
Application Process:

Please contact Mary Eldred at jsvp@bouldercounty.org to receive an application form. Background check, security awareness test and certification (completed on the job),  and fingerprinting are required for this position.  

Applicants must complete the JSVP application form, provide names of three professional/academic references. All volunteers are screened by the JSVP Volunteer/Intern Services Coordinator prior to a formal interview with the program manager.

On-the-job training is provided by staff with regular supervisory sessions.

Training Dates and Information:
Training will be provided individually once selected.
Additional Information:
Boulder Justice Center office. Days (Mon-Fri) and times (between 8-5pm) flexible.

Email:  jsvp@bouldercounty.org to receive online application instructions and link.


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.

Boulder County supports infants at work when feasible, so please inquire with the volunteer coordinator if you are a new parent considering a volunteer opportunity.