Volunteer Program

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office continuously recruits for qualified volunteers who are willing to donate a minimum of 100 hours per year to support the mission and goals of the department and the community it serves through the Community Service Unit Volunteer Program.

Types of Volunteers

Volunteers work in a variety of assignments throughout the sheriff’s office. There are two main job classifications for volunteers: Field Volunteers and Administrative Volunteers.

  • Field Volunteers assist patrol services by providing such functions as: Vacation Checks, Vehicle Abatements, Traffic Control and Saturation Patrols.
  • Administrative Volunteers assist by providing staffing at the Service Centers and Substations. Among their office duties, these volunteers greet the public, answer phones, fingerprint, and maintain office computer databases.

In addition to office and field work, volunteers assist with safety fair presentations, crime prevention, and community outreach.


  • 18 years of age or older
  • Posses a valid California Driver’s License or California Identification Card (Some assignments require the driving of a county vehicle)
  • Complete the application and interview process
  • Pass a thorough background investigation. (Includes submitting fingerprints to DOJ and the FBI for clearance)
  • Attend all required training