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Volunteer

Our Volunteer Program is composed of passionate citizens with a desire to partner with TCSO through their service while learning more about the internal workings of the law enforcement community. 

As Travis County’s population grows, use of citizen volunteers assists us in meeting these demands and, as the demand continues to grow, so will the need for active citizen participation. 

Volunteer Requirements

  • Must be a law-abiding citizen with good intent. 
  • Must be honest on the Volunteer Application. 
  • Please review the Agency Disqualifiers.
  • Successfully pass a thorough background investigation. 
  • Must be at least 18 years of age, 21 for some positions. 

Chaplain’s Program

Due to COVID-19, we are not currently accepting volunteers - please check back with us.

Ministers and lay people are welcome to volunteer with our Chaplains’ Program. Volunteers work inside our Travis County Jail and Travis County Correctional Complex.  

For application and/or additional information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | 512-854-4190 

Inmate Programs

Due to COVID-19, we are not currently accepting volunteers - please check back with us.

More than 350 active volunteers work in our Inmate Programs, contributing to more than 10,000 hours annually. Volunteers consist of members of jail ministry, leaders of our 12-Step recovery groups as well as teachers and tutors in our educational and vocational training classes.  

For application and/or additional information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | 512-854-6615 

We do accept interns from accredited colleges and universities. We have agreements with several Texas-based schools and can accommodate students from out-of-state schools once an inter-agencies agreement is established.  If you are interested in pursuing an internship opportunity, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..       

Victim Services

Victim Services provides on-scene response to individuals affected by crime and crisis circumstances. Volunteers must complete a comprehensive training program and will also be accompanied on a series of calls before being cleared to take calls independently. A volunteer shift schedule allows for (4) four-hour shifts of on-call duty per month; during these shifts, volunteers must be prepared to respond to a request for assistance immediately. 

For application and/or additional information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | 512-854-8444 

 

 

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