Volunteer service and
community involvement

Welcome to the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) Volunteer Services Program. With a strong foundation of active participants, DJJ is grateful to its many volunteers who play a vital role to improve the lives of young offenders in our juvenile facilities and in our communities. The Volunteer Services Program is responsible for the recruitment and screening of prospective volunteers, as well as their orientation and training. Volunteers with DJJ serve in a variety of capacities in all 21 Regional Youth Development Campuses, 7 Youth Detention Centers, and 92 Court Services and Supervision Offices in Georgia.

The Department of Juvenile Justice is seeking additional volunteers to take on the challenge of working with young offenders in our facilities and communities. DJJ is actively recruiting stakeholders in the community to work together to rehabilitate young offenders to become productive and law-abiding citizens.


What are the different volunteer opportunities within the department?

• Tutoring

• Chaplain and Religious Services

• Mentoring

• Recreational Activities

• Service Learning Projects

• Art and Cultural Activities

• Internships

• Interpreters

How do I become a Volunteer?

• If you are 18 years or older, you are eligible to take on the challenge.

• If you can dedicate at least an hour of your time to take on this challenge.

• Successfully pass Background and Fingerprint Check.

• Fill out an application.

• Complete Volunteer Orientation and Training.


Do I qualify to be a volunteer?

1. Are you under the age of 18 years old? Yes or No

2. Do you have a member of your immediate family or friend of young offenders at the facilities at which you seek to serve? Yes or No

3. Are you under the supervision of any local, county, state or federal corrections agency or under indictment for a felony? Yes or No

4. Have you ever been charged with a felony within the last seven years? Yes or No

A Criminal History Records Checks and background investigation are required on all volunteer applications.

If you answered “Yes” to any of the above questions then you do not qualify to be a volunteer for the Department of Juvenile Justice. Thank you for your time and interest. If you have any questions you may contact 404-508-6500 during business days from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

You have successfully completed the volunteer qualification questionnaire. Now you are able to move forward to completing the Volunteer Application Online.

Now become a volunteer

1. Fill out the Volunteer Application form

Mac Users: Forms filled out using Mac OS X Preview will not be accepted.

2. You can email the completed forms to DJJVolunteerServices@djj.state.ga.us, or Mail your printed forms to: Department of Juvenile Justice, ATTN: Volunteer Programs, 3408 Covington Highway, Decatur, Georgia 30032