4th Judicial
District Attorney

Volunteering

  • Our Mission

    Connecting interested, qualified candidates with meaningful and rewarding volunteer positions in an environment that fosters and supports learning, encourages community participation and appreciates each individual.

  • History

    In 1982, 4th Judicial District Attorney Bob Russel initiated a study to determine the feasibility of establishing a formalized volunteer program. Facing funding cuts, District Attorney Russel engaged Joyce Schuck to design and implement a program to support the Office’s 115 employees. In 1983, the Volunteer Corps Program, as designed by Ms. Schuck, was put into action. Included was the creation of a formal position of Volunteer Services Leader.

    To ensure program continuity, Joyce Schuck met with successive elected District Attorney’s—Barney Iuppa, John Suthers, Jeanne M. Smith, and John R. Newsome. In 2007, Gwen Stein became Volunteer Program Manager. Under Ms. Stein’s direction, the program grew from 15 active volunteers to over 100 who annually complete thousands of service hours.

    The volunteers at the 4th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, age 18 and older, are a multigenerational, diverse group of individuals who care about our community. They include community members from many experiential and educational backgrounds and college students completing internships through their volunteer service. Often between five and ten percent of our volunteers become employees each year. Since 2010, the 4th Judicial District Attorney’s Office volunteers have earned and been recognized by receiving the prestigious Points of Light, Presidential Volunteer Service Awards.

    Opportunities

    Opportunities to volunteer are typically in: Administration, County Court, District Court, Discovery, Economic Crime, Felony Intake, Information Technology, Investigations, Juvenile Diversion, Prosecution, and Restitution, Kids Against Crime, Records Management, Special Victims Unit, Specialty Courts, and Victim Services Programs.

  • How To Apply

    Any citizen or person who is authorized to be in the United States, is 18 and over, and successfully passes a background check may apply for a volunteer position in the District Attorney's Office.

    Each person must complete the application package. It is important to note that a criminal history check includes driving related violations. An interview will also be conducted by the Director of Volunteer Services and the area supervisor.

    The District Attorney's Office reserves the right to refuse placement of any individual as a volunteer within the office if the applicant has a criminal history, lacks the technical skills, education, or interpersonal skills necessary for the position he/she desires. In the event that several people apply for the same volunteer position, the most qualified applicant will be selected.

  • fill out the volunteer application

  • Opportunities to Learn, Serve and Grow

    Some of our volunteer opportunities include working on cases involving economic crime, assisting paralegals in district and county court, processing cases and paperwork necessary to get the job done. There are opportunities to serve as an advocate for victims of domestic violence or other crime that has resulted in loss. There are also volunteer positions that involve working in our investigations and record keeping departments – which are an essential part of information retrieval and documentation. We also have opportunities to present information regarding the importance of choices to 5th grade elementary school students through our Kids Against Crime program as well as helping young people who have made poor choices, the opportunity to change their future. Our information technology and felony intake departments provide essential data in the processing of important case information.

  • We Value our Volunteers

    Most of all, we value our volunteers and the time they take to be a part of the great work being done in our community. If you are interested in pursuing a valuable and exciting opportunity to volunteer in our community, we hope that you will consider the Office of the District Attorney as an important place to give your time and talent.

  • Administration

    Volunteer Department Administrative Assistant
    On-Call Transcriptionist
    On-Call Translator
    Historical Archiver
  • County Court

    County Court - Systems Clerk
  • District Court

    District Court - Evidence Release Technician
    District Court - Restitution - Legal Assistant
    Special Projects Legal Assistant
    District Court - Victim Location Specialist
  • Economic Crime

    Forensic Fraud Accountant
    Financial Analyst
    Mortgage Loan Consultant
  • Felony Intake, Records & Discovery

    Filings Department - Legal Assistant
    Records Management Assistant
    Discovery Legal Assistant
  • Special Victims Unit

    Legal Assistant
  • Information Technologies

    Systems Administrator
    PC Support
  • Investigations

    Audio Transcriptionist
    Video Visitation Technician
    Victim Witness Locate Specialist
  • Juvenile Services

    Garden Program Assistant
    JOS Employment Readiness Instructor
    Juvenile Diversion - Conflict Resolution Assistant
    Juvenile Restitution - Legal Assistant
  • Kids Against Crime

    Program Moderator
  • Neighborhood Justice Center

    Administrative Assistant
  • Specialty Courts

    Drug Court Liaison
  • Victim Services Department

    Special Projects Legal Assistant
    Administrative Assistant
    Victim Compensation Assistant
    Fast Track Advocate