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Re-Entry Support Services (RESS) Lobby Information Desk Volunteer

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Recruiting Organization: Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office

What is Re Entry Support Services (RESS)?

Established in 2021, Re-Entry Support Services (RESS) has been a vital resource for our incarcerated residents returning into the community. For those who are not familiar with the re-entry process, there are challenges that the incarcerated will encounter. Most often these are housing and employment.

The purpose of RESS is to support their initial efforts. It intercepts the residents who are being released from the detention center and into the community. By providing a backpack of basic toiletries, it is the first step to regaining their dignity.

Job Responsibilities

Job responsibilities include greeting residents and visitors. This also includes offering RESS backpacks to leaving residents. At the RESS desk, we also provide sources of information that include employment, housing, transportation, mental health treatment, addiction, and recovery services.

Qualifications for Position

· Be at least eighteen years of age

· Excellent communications skills

· Outgoing, friendly and helpful manner

· Approved background check

· Prior offender/residents may be accepted as volunteers


Our orientation sessions last approximately 2 hours. During orientation, we will discuss the purpose of RESS, policy and procedures. Orientations are held every other Wednesday.

Hours of Operation

Because RESS is a civilian program, civilians need to be present. RESS does not operate during the weekends or nights. Shifts available:

Morning (9:00 am-11:00 am)

Afternoon Shift 1 (11:00 am--1:00pm)

Afternoon Shift 2 (1:00pm-3:00pm)

Afternoon Shift 3 (3:00pm-4:30pm)

Time requirement

At least 2 hours a week or monthly

Job site

Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office

801 East Fourth Street

Charlotte, NC 28202

Stipend ProvidedFalse

Training ProvidedFalse

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair AccessibleFalse

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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