Volunteer Service and Community Service

Welcome to the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) Volunteer Program. With a strong foundation of active participants, DJJ is grateful to it's 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 Regional Youth Detention Centers (RYDC), Youth Detention Centers (YDC), and Court Services and Supervision Offices (CSO), throughout 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.

Volunteer Program Vision and Mission

The DJJ Volunteer Services Program Mission is to recruit, retain, and promote volunteers who are dedicated to providing an array of services to DJJ youth. The volunteers will help motivate and empower our youth to become productive and law abiding citizens in their communities.

The Department of Volunteer Services' Philosophy is to develop and increase volunteer opportunities which enrich our young offenders. The program is established to encourage a lifetime of volunteer commitment to service.

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 the challenge

Fill out an application

Successfully pass a Background and Fingerprint Check

Complete Volunteer Orientation and Training

Volunteer Opportunities

Chaplain and Religious Services
Recreation Activities
Advisory Boards
Animal Care


Thank you for your interest in wanting to become a valued volunteer with the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ). If you have any questions about the DJJ Volunteer Program, click here to send us an email and someone from our office will contact you shortly. Thank you again for your interest in our youth!

DJJ Volunteering

CHAMPS Program

Macon RYDC Graduation

Rescue 2 Restore

DJJ's Dog Training Program

Project F.A.C.E.

Faith and Community Engagement

Jubal Brass Concert

Concert at the Waycross RYDC

Chaplaincy Services

Building Youth for the Future Through Teamwork and Community Partnership

Volunteering Matters

Newsletter of the Office of Volunteer Services

Beat the Streets

Running Track Program for DJJ Youth

Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts at the Department of Juvenile Justice

Core Programs