Volunteer Services at DJJ

Volunteer Services at DJJ

Become a Volunteer

Inspire For A Lifetime

Welcome to the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) Volunteer Program. With a strong foundation of active participants, DJJ is grateful to its many volunteers who play a vital role in improving the lives of young offenders in our facilities and our communities. The Volunteer Services Program is responsible for the recruitment and screening of prospective volunteers, as well as their orientation and training. Volunteers with DJJ serve in a variety of capacities in all Regional Youth Detention Centers (RYDCs), Youth Detention Centers (YDCs) and Community Services Offices (CSOs), throughout Georgia.

 


Volunteer Program Vision and Mission

The DJJ Volunteer Services Program Mission is to recruit, retain and promote volunteers who are dedicated to providing an array of services to DJJ youth. The volunteers will help motivate and empower our youth to become productive and law-abiding citizens in their communities.

The Department's Volunteer Services Philosophy is to develop and increase volunteer opportunities which enrich our young offenders. The program is established to encourage a lifetime of volunteer commitment to service.


Contact Us

Phone: 404-508-6500

Fax: 404-508-7332

Email: DJJVolunteerServices@djj.state.ga.us

We Need You

The Department of Juvenile Justice is seeking volunteers to take on the challenge of working with young offenders in our facilities and communities. DJJ is actively recruiting stakeholders in the community to work together to rehabilitate young offenders and to help them become productive and law-abiding citizens.

 


Minimum Requirements

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Complete a Volunter/Intern Application
  • U.S. Citizen or Legal U.S. Resident
  • Valid Social Security Number
  • Valid Drivers License, State Issued ID, or Passport
  • Pass Background Investigation
  • Complete Volunteer Orientation and Training

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Mentoring
  • Chaplaincy and Religious Services
  • Tutoring
  • Recreating Activities
  • Art and Cultural Activities
  • Interpreters
  • Animal and Horticulture Services
  • Advisory Council

Intern Opportunities

  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Criminal Justice
  • Food Services
  • Medical
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Education
  • Theology
  • Others

 

I am issuing the “Commissioner’s Holiday Season Challenge” for 2017.  The holiday season can be difficult, especially for those who are away from their families and loved ones.  You may know many of our youth do not have visitors, nor do they receive care packages in this season of thanksgiving and celebration. As we continue to uplift and transform some of Georgia’s most at-risk youth, I encourage you to partner with DJJ on the Holiday Season Challenge by contacting a local Regional Youth Detention Center (RYDC) or Youth Development Campus (YDC), or contributing to a youth care pack.

--DJJ Commissioner Avery D. Niles

 

https://djj.georgia.gov/blog/2017-11-20/commissioners-holiday-season-challenge

https://djj.georgia.gov/sites/djj.georgia.gov/files/related_files/blog/commissionerschallengeletternov2017.pdf