The Shelby County Sheriff's Office (SCSO) Jail Division recruits a diverse population of volunteers who are essential community partners serving in various positions to enhance and expand the services and programs offered to the inmates and detainees at each facility: Downtown 201 Poplar Facility (Male); Jail East Facility (Females/Juveniles); and Juvenile Detention Center (Juveniles).
Volunteer: a person who, of his/her own free will, offers to provide services to inmates/detainees that are important to the operation of the jail/detention center for no monetary or material gain.
Volunteers are an essential part of our team who make very important contributions to SCSO by providing a number of direct services to inmates and detainees, including spiritual, educational, emotional, occupational, physical and mental health wellness; as well as serving as a link between the facility and the community.
Volunteer Orientations and Annual Volunteer In-Service Trainings are provided at the Sheriff’s Office Training Academy, 993 Dovecrest, Memphis, TN 38134. Please Contact Volunteer Services for specific dates and times.
Prior to assignment, each volunteer must complete a documented Volunteer Orientation, Annual In-service, Facility Training and agree to follow the written rules and regulations of the facility including signing a Volunteer Agreement Form which specifies that you will abide by all the facility policies and procedures, particularly those relating to the security and confidentiality of information. It is mandatory that all volunteers/community partners attend an Annual In-Service Training during the calendar year with the Volunteer Coordinator.
The Annual Meetings are in March (Spring Annual Meeting), and September (Volunteer Awards/ Appreciation Dinner). Please contact us for exact dates and to request an application.
Volunteer Coordinator/Supervisor of Religious & Legal Services, 901.222.4819
Call Mark Email Mark
Ms. Mary Pratcher
Volunteer/Chaplain Services Secretary, 901.222.4895
Call Ms. Pratcher Email Ms. Pratcher
Emergency Services Volunteer
Community Services Volunteer