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Volunteer Program - Ada County Sheriff

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Volunteer Program

The Sheriff’s Office Volunteer Program fosters community involvement, awareness, and support of the Ada County Sheriff’s Office. Volunteering also provides additional resources, time and talent to enhance the mission of the Sheriff’s Office. Volunteers with the Ada County Sheriff’s Office are highly valued and are a significant component of public safety in Ada County. It is also an exciting and rewarding way to give back to your community!

Volunteers can help out in a variety of ways from assisting administration with filing and office projects, to helping with community events and working alongside commissioned deputies.

As a volunteer you will make lasting friendships, receive training and supervision, recognition and appreciation for your time and talent, and lots of personal fulfillment.

Frequently Asked Questions about ACSO Volunteers

What do Sheriff's Office volunteers do?

Volunteers have a variety of opportunities within the Sheriff’s Office. These include everything from administrative duties, such as filing and office projects, to community events and assisting commissioned deputies with policing activities.

Who can apply?

Anyone who has the desire to contribute to the quality of life in the community can apply. Applicants must meet established minimum standards for volunteers including:

  • No felony convictions
  • No misdemeanor convictions for domestic battery, child abuse, stalking or peeping tom
  • No DUI convictions or driver’s license suspensions in the past 3 years
  • Not currently under the jurisdiction of the court
  • No illegal drug use in the last 3 years (recovering addicts and alcoholics must have 3 years of established sobriety)
  • No dishonorable discharges

How do I apply?

The easiest and fastest way to get started is to complete our online application**. After you fill out the application, the volunteer coordinator will contact you to coordinate:

  • An in-person interview
  • A criminal history and a background check
  • A polygraph examination

**Only available volunteer positions are posted on our website.  If a volunteer position is not listed, please sign up at the ACSO job notifications page.  Place a check in the box next to each job category for which you would like to receive email notifications, click the ‘Subscribe’ button, fill out the information, and then click the ‘Submit’ button.  (select the “Miscellaneous” box for volunteer position notifications).  As soon as a volunteer position becomes available, you will receive notification.

What Volunteer Opportunities are available?

The following is a list of common volunteer opportunities.  Our needs change often though, and all positions may not be available at all times.  Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Theresa Hugo, at (208) 577-3327 or email  for more information.

Greenbelt Patrol
Provide a friendly and reassuring presence on the greenbelt to promote a safe and secure environment for greenbelt users in Eagle and East Ada County.

Armory Assistant
Clean and inspect firearms, and check out ammunition and weapons to deputies at the range.

Special Events/Parades/Community Involvement
Assist deputies at special events such as Eagle Fun Days, Bike Rodeos and National Night Out, or participate in training scenarios, shuttle cars to Emergency Vehicles Operations, set up cones at the practice track, etc.

Administrative  Support
Track orders and inventory, acquire quotes, research products to purchase, enter data and conduct other general office tasks as needed.