We are thrilled for your interest in volunteering with the Travis County Sheriff’s Office. There are many areas to volunteer, whether you want to assist law enforcement and/or corrections, or help at one of our many community events.

Chaplains' Program

Ministers and Lay People are welcome to volunteer with our Chaplains’ Program within our Travis County Jail and Travis County Correctional Complex. Please call (512) 854-4190 if you are interested in this integral program.

Explorers Post No. 1099

The Sheriff's Office Explorers Post consists of weekly classes for those between 14-20 years of age, that provides the youth with hands-on practical training to develop a greater understanding about criminal justice and the role played by the Sheriff's Office. For more information please email TCSOCommunityOutreach@traviscountytx.gov | (512) 854-7786 or view brochure for more information.

Jail Volunteers

More than 350 active volunteers work in the jail contributing to more than 10,000 hours per year. 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. Please visit the TCSO Jail Volunteers web page for more information, instructions on how to get involved and to download an application. You may also email tcsovolunteers@traviscountytx.gov or call (512) 854-6615.

Victim Services Division

Victim Services staff provide on-scene response to individuals affected by crime and crisis circumstances. The Sheriff's Office has demonstrated continued dedication to crime victims by expanding the unit and services. There are currently seven full-time staff and an active volunteer base. If you are interested in joining the Victims Services Unit, as a volunteer, please complete this application or contact Sonya Villarreal (512) 854-4353.

Travis County Sheriff's Citizens' Academy and Citizens On Patrol Services (COPS)

The Academy is approximately a 40-hour program designed to give the citizens of Travis County a working knowledge of the Travis County Sheriff’s Office and the criminal justice system as it works in our county. The primary objective is to build a better understanding between citizens and the Sheriff’s Office through education. It is further hoped that the Academy will increase public awareness, dispel suspicions and misconceptions, and increase Sheriff’s Office and community rapport. At the same time, the Sheriff’s Office becomes more aware of the feelings of the community from the participants’ interaction and input. Please contact TCSOCommunityOutreach@traviscountytx.gov | (512) 854-7786 for more information and instructions on how to get involved.



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