The Sheriff’s Department is committed to providing effective professional law enforcement services in a humane and cost-efficient manner. The volunteer program is designed to assist Sheriff's personnel. This will free personnel to deliver additional service to the public.
Office Assistant Volunteer job location varies areas throughout San Mateo County. Typical volunteer activities include clerical, typing, computer work, making photocopies, disseminate disaster preparedness materials, phone and greeting visitors. The volunteers assigned to records will assist with data entry, greet people at the front counter and assist with other projects as assigned. Volunteers will also assist administration and support services as needed.
In addition, Volunteers are needed to participate with Disaster Preparedness by disseminating critical information to the community at numerous events throughout the year. During our silver dragon exercise volunteers are driven to designated locations where they distribute packets that include, but are not limited to, information on medications. In addition, volunteers holding an Amateur Radio license will assist with calls. Hours available varies; typically between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm. Orientation and training provided.
Patrol Volunteer various areas throughout San Mateo County.Volunteers are needed for community patrol, including school, business, and park patrol, stop sign and speed observation, traffic control, graffiti abatement and vacation house checks. Volunteer must have a valid driver's license and good verbal/personal skills Volunteers usually serve from 2 to 4 hour shifts, Monday thru Friday, between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. Training will be provided by current patrol volunteers for as long as needed until the volunteer is comfortable with the assignments.
Volunteers will also distribute materials that illustrate how to prepare for numerous disasters as well as the steps to be taken to recover and sustain life until emergency is contained. Various community festivals are held throughout the year where volunteers set up a booth to distribute emergency preparedness materials as well as answer questions. During our County-wide Disaster Preparedness event, volunteers greet and distribute informational materials to over 2000 residents. All Office and Patrol volunteers are certified under Disaster Service Workers.
Citizens who wish to join the volunteer program must live in San Mateo County, pass a background investigation, contribute a minimum of ten hours a month and commit to at least a year of service. Hours available varies; typically between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm. Orientation and training provided.
- Disaster Response
- Office Reception
- People Skills
- Safety & Disaster Education
- Law Enforcement
- Data Entry
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Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 55
- Orientation or Training
- 2-4 hours shift per week for one year
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