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Every volunteer helps the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office achieve its mission to support all community members through exemplary public safety service. 


We respect and value the unique contributions of community volunteers and work to match your skills and interests to needed areas at the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office. Opportunities vary depending on agency needs, current listings reflect our current need. 

We are currently seeking:

  • Chaplains
  • Special projects

Becoming a volunteer

What are the requirements to become a volunteer with MCSO?

Applicants must consent to a thorough background check including fingerprinting, criminal history review, driving record, and personal references. All applicants must complete a personal interview and attend an orientation and training session prior to placement. A six-month commitment is required for most placements. Days and hours are determined by the type of placement. Below are additional access requirements:

  • Access shall be denied for any Class A felony convictions.
  • Incarceration for any misdemeanor within the last three years may be cause for denial of access.
  • Incarceration for any felony with the last five years may be cause for denial of access.
  • Being currently or having been, within the last three years, under the supervision of any correctional, probation, parole, custodial treatment, pre-trial or post-adjudication release program may be cause for denial of access.

Volunteer application

You can apply to be a Multnomah County Sheriff's Office volunteer by filling out an online application or contact our Volunteer Coordinator at