Religious Volunteers work inside the Juvenile Detention and Assessment Centers in our county. They are instrumental in
providing emotional support and spiritual guidance to our detained youth who need support and positive mentoring.
Religious volunteers should have the ability to listen and communicate effectively and be committed and genuinely
concerned about the future of these minors.
Requirements for Religious Volunteers:
- Must be at least 18 years of age
- Must not be on active probation or parole
- Must have a valid California ID or Drivers License
- Must pass a background investigation
- Must be an active/regular member of the church
- Must have at least one year of volunteer/counseling experience in their church. This experience
should consist of leading prayer and Bible sharing.
- Must meet the documentation requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986
- Must commit to volunteering a minimum of 8 hours per month for one year.
Application Process for Religious Volunteers:
- Complete and submit the application. Incomplete applications will be returned.
- Provide valid California ID card or Drivers License
- Complete Live Scan fingerprinting and have photo ID taken by Probation
- Pass a background investigation
- Complete a screening interview
- Applicant will be required to attend a mandatory Confidentiality Training before being assigned.
Additional Process Requirements for Catholic Religious Volunteers:
- Attend training workshops with the Diocese of San Bernardino.
Additional Process Requirements for Protestant Religious Volunteers:
- Provide 2 letters of reference, one from your church Pastor/Minister on official stationary and one
from a non-relative who is familiar with your volunteer/counseling experience. Both must contain contact information.
- Attend training workshops with the Pacific Youth Corrections Ministry.