Numerous volunteer opportunities exist which enhance and expand the range of services and programs offered to the inmates. Volunteers permit increased personal contact for the inmates, broaden community resources for the facility, and increase public awareness of the regional jail.
The Pamunkey Regional Jail is currently seeking volunteers to assist in many areas, including the following:
- Religious services
- Staff assistance
- Substance Abuse counseling
- Computer and Information Technology
- Tutoring or academic training
Volunteer candidates will fill out an application, where they express their interests and list any specialized knowledge/skills they have to offer. Prior to beginning volunteer duties, candidates are interviewed, screened, given a handbook and provided orientation training. They are also provided a code of ethics, informed on the rules and regulations of the facility, trained on staff and inmate relations, counseled on confidential information, and informed on what to do in case of emergencies.
If you are interested in volunteering your talents and services to the facility, contact the Programs Coordinator at 804-537-6400, extension 3040.