The Pasco Sheriff’s Office welcomes volunteers! Whether you’re looking to hone valuable job skills, gain school credit and job experience, assist with search and rescue missions, or simply give back to your community, we have volunteer positions available in many units.

Prospective volunteers must undergo a background check and fingerprinting. Volunteers do not receive a salary or benefits but are covered by worker’s compensation.

To apply, fill out a Volunteer Application.

If you have additional questions about volunteering with the Pasco Sheriff’s Office, call the Human Resources Unit at 1-800-854-2862, extension 7791.

Volunteer Areas Include:

Chaplain:  These volunteers offer interfaith services to members during times of crisis, as well as support to agency members and their families. In addition to volunteer positions for credentialed chaplains, clerical and logistical volunteer positions are also available.

Child Protective Services: Volunteers here assist investigators with clerical and office work.

Citizen Service Unit: These volunteers are vital to PSO’s operations by assisting with non-emergency calls that do not require law enforcement or a regulatory authority. CSU volunteers conduct traffic control, provide crime scene and search assistance and conduct parking enforcement and community patrols. A driving test is required for this position.

Civil Process: Civil Process volunteers serve subpoenas to law enforcement and public service agencies throughout Pasco County.

Community Response Unit: This unique team assists PSO with emergency relief efforts.  This team seeks individuals with skills, experience or equipment available to volunteer for emergency relief and post-disaster activities.  

Court Information Desk: This includes providing information and direction to citizens at the Court House.

Dark House & Vacation House Checks: These volunteers check vacant houses or houses of citizens on vacation for any suspicious activity to help keep our community safe.

Economic, Property & Major Crimes: These volunteers assist investigators with office work and case follow up.

Explorer Post 916: Explorer Post 916’s purpose is to provide a well-rounded program for teenagers and young adults (age 14-21) to build important life skills while providing volunteer opportunities and camaraderie. While focused on law enforcement aspects as a central theme, Explorer Post 916 is a perfect opportunity for young citizens to build skills that will carry them through any path in the future.  For more information, visit the Pasco Explorers site!

Forensics: Volunteers in forensics assist with clerical work and record keeping.

Jeep Unit: The Pasco County Sheriff’s Volunteer Jeep Search and Rescue Unit supports PSO by providing vehicular support for emergencies in Pasco County, with emphasis on search and rescue. They also represent PSO at community events.

Mounted Posse: PSO’s Mounted Posse represents the agency at community events, conducts patrols and assists with search and rescue efforts when needed.

Parking Enforcement: These volunteers enforce parking statutes and ordinances.

Property & Evidence: Volunteers in this unit help keep track of property in PSO’s custody.

Records: In this unit, volunteers assist with filing and managing records.

Safety Town: Safety Town volunteers provide educational tours of Safety Town for our youngest citizens on a variety of safety information. PSO will provide the training!

Training: Help keep our members up-to-date with all trainings by volunteering in our Training unit.

Victim Advocates: Volunteers will provide support to our members who assist victims of crimes.

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The Pasco Sheriff`s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We utilize E-Verify to verify employment eligibility in the United States.