Volunteers are utilized to supplement and expand upon the work of sworn
deputies and civilian personnel in various assignments. The Roanoke
County Sheriff’s Office Volunteer Program provides an excellent
opportunity for citizens to offer their time, expertise, and talent for
the betterment of their community through their work with the Sheriff’s
Office. The Sheriff’s goal is to establish
and offer volunteer participation in several areas of the Sheriff’s
Office operations to better serve the citizens of Roanoke County.
Volunteers must be at least twenty-one years of age. Volunteers must be
of good character, have no felony or serious misdemeanor arrests or
convictions, and successfully complete an application and pass a
background investigation and training program.
For more information, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Deputy Charles Minucie, at 540-283-3137 or e-mail him at
- Download the Complete Volunteer Program Package, including Application
Volunteer Assignment Areas and Job Descriptions
General District Court:
Volunteers assist court
deputies in escorting persons convicted of traffic offenses to the
clerk’s office for the payment of fines, direct court participants
during guilty pleas, processing of court documents, provide assistance
to the deputies during the security screening process, provide
assistance and direction to the public.
Requires positive public relations, ability to communicate orally and general knowledge in the use of personal computers.
Volunteers will work with Sheriff’s
Office staff to provide educational programs, anger management and other
self-help programs, pre-release programming including parental
education, health education and vocational programs, alcohol programs to
include individual and group counseling, religious programs to include
individual and group counseling services.
Special requirement: Religious volunteers must have clinical pastoral
education or religious training and endorsement by a church. Alcoholics
Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous volunteers must have training in
substance abuse and endorsed by their local chapters. Educational
volunteers must have training and experience in education such as
teacher, substitute teacher, teacher’s aide, etc. Jail program
volunteers may only perform duties consistent with their credentials and
Organization, writing, public relations, presentation and computer skills.