Volunteers and Interns
Volunteers and interns play a vital role in the department's operations. During Fiscal Year 2007, the department was fortunate to have two people volunteer their time to work as clerical assistants. The two volunteers provided 70 hours of work.
The work of the volunteers helped facilitate improved community supervision officer-defendant interaction, an increase in time devoted to probationer services, and exposure to diverse backgrounds and ideas for officers and probationers. In turn, the volunteers and interns gained an increased knowledge of the criminal justice system.
Volunteers are allowed (within reason) to set their own schedules and are placed in positions most beneficial to them and the department, and in positions that provide a best fit with their education and experience. Volunteers are interviewed, and references and local police records are checked for volunteer applicants. On-the-job training is provided utilizing the curriculum for new officers, or less structured on-the-job training, depending on the volunteer position.
Volunteers are needed for clerical tasks such as word processing, assisting the receptionists, maintaining the departmental bulletin boards, purging extra copies of paperwork from closed files and putting those files in order for microfilming, assisting the Victim Services Coordinator with sending letters to and answering questions for victims and maintaining that database, and assisting community supervision officers with filing, writing reports, or as aides in supervising offenders.
Call (979) 361-4410 and tell the receptionist you are interested in volunteering. You will be connected with the volunteer coordinator (or a voice mail box) and your call will be returned as soon as possible. You can also send a letter or resume to BCCSCD, P.O. Box 2015, Bryan, Texas 77806-2015, or fax to (979) 822-5341, Attn: Volunteer Coordinator. Thank you for your interest in our department.