Volunteer Services

 


Probation’s Volunteer Services actively recruits those who are at least 18 years of age to volunteer in Adult Services, Juvenile Services, Juvenile Treatment Facilities, and Probation Auxiliary County of Kern. We have numerous volunteer opportunities available within Probation and new ideas for programs are accepted on a continuing basis for consideration. Programs in place and seeking volunteers include Camp Owens, Friday Night Friends, Grandparent Project at Juvenile Hall, and tutoring in all subjects at the Juvenile Facilities. New ideas for programs are accepted on a continuing basis for consideration.

Probation’s Intern program partners with Bakersfield College, Cerro Coso College, Santa Barbara Business College, San Joaquin Valley College, and California State University, Bakersfield. The assistance of college interns has allowed a closer level of supervision of probationers with placement possible throughout the Probation Department.

All volunteer and intern applicants are required to go through an extensive background check as part of the approval process, and each applicant’s information is reviewed on an individual basis.

Annually, community volunteers give over 30,000 hours of their time and talent to the Probation Department’s Volunteer Services. If you would like to become part of this team, please call Probation Volunteer Services at 661 868-4149 or 661 868-4100 for additional information.