Volunteer Positions Available

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office Volunteers In Partnership Program is made up of citizen Law Enforcement volunteers who make a difference by donating their time and energy to assist the Sheriff’s Office and our community in a variety of ways. The Sheriff’s Office is currently seeking individuals interested in filling volunteer leadership roles within the program.

For more information on becoming a volunteer leader for the Sheriff’s Office call 505-334-6107.

Current open volunteer positions within the program are:





  • Administrative Services:
    • Volunteer will be assigned to either the front desk reception area, records, supply room and other areas. Volunteer will be responsible for data entry, answering telephones, assisting walk-ups, filing, organizing, and taking inventory of the supply room, and other duties and assignments as necessary


  • Chaplain:
    • Provide comfort, counseling and spiritual guidance to all Sheriff’s Office members, sworn and civilian, and members of their families upon request. Respond to assist during times of tragedy, such as serious injuries, accidental and natural death, homicides and suicides. Provide words of inspiration, comfort, prayer, invocations, benedictions, at Sheriff’s Office functions. Counsel with members of the community when there is a request for such counsel. Make death notifications.


  • Court Monitor:
    • To monitor San Juan County court cases in magistrate and/or district courts and to report significant data so information can be used to track cases and trends. Court Watch may use the information to communicate and/or disseminate it in newsletters, press releases, and/or to those with the authority to change policies and procedures when necessary.


  • Display Support Assistant:
    • The Sheriff’s Office has a bulletin board that is seen by the deputies each month. It provides an opportunity to educate and inform them of the activities and events of the Volunteer Program, as well as upcoming events that we will need their assistance with.


  • Duplication Specialist:
    • The Sheriff’s Office requires a significant number of forms and reports be prepared for both internal and external use. Volunteer assistance is needed in reproducing necessary documents. Operate copy machine and duplicator. Reproduce forms and materials. Assist with assembly of reports (copying, binding, and distributing).


  • Graphic Design & Media Relations Internship:
    • The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office is looking to strengthen their marketing materials and increase its presence in social media and the web. This includes enhancing our program’s branding, creating new graphics to promote the Sheriff’s Office divisions and programs, developing promotional videos and animations, creating a newsletter for print and web distribution, and more. Unpaid internship. Great opportunity for strengthening a resume for a professional, highly visible organization. Approximately 10+ hours/week.


  • Information Access Specialist:
    • The Sheriff’s Office receives a multitude of information from many different sources. Raw information (reports, newspaper articles, magazines, queries, etc.) has to be processed and scanned. Assistance is needed in processing the raw information into useful reports.


  • Law Enforcement Foreign Language Interpreter:
    • To provide interpreter services for law enforcement officers (deputies). As a Foreign Language Interpreter volunteer you will assist law enforcement officers in communications with suspected offenders, victims witnesses and other parties as requested.


  • Neighborhood Watch Newsletter Editor:
    • Volunteer will organize and publish a quarterly newsletter that can be distributed to Neighborhood Watch groups within the county, Volunteer will receive assistance from Community Relations Division. San Juan County Sheriff’s Office will provide computer assistance.


  • Recruitment Specialist:
    • In order to facilitate the V.I.P. program, direct contact is necessary with groups and individuals who could be a valuable asset. The volunteer would be critical in providing necessary information about current available jobs and solicit input on other potential jobs.


  • Records Mail Runner:
    • Volunteer will report to Aztec Sheriff’s Office and assist with processing of paperwork. Mail run may include delivering paperwork to area courts; Kirtland Substation; Lee Acres Substation; Detectives Division and other areas as needed.


  • Reserve Deputy:
    • The San Juan County Sheriff’s Reserve Deputy is a non-paid community service position that performs an essential role within the Sheriff’s Office. The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office Reserve Deputy Program is comprised of volunteers throughout San Juan County as well as organized, officered and manned pursuant to and under the direction of the Sheriff of San Juan County.


  • Unit Coordinators: ALL UNITS!
    • Qualifications: Applicant should have a strong interest in volunteerism and demonstrate commitment to V.I.P. project. Should be organized. Training will be provided on program goals and changes.


  • Victim Service Provider:
    • San Juan County is initiating a VICTIM SERVICES PROGRAM that will support and advocate for the victims and survivors of crimes in the county. In order to do this we are in need of volunteers that are willing to be 1) trained and 2) lend a helping hand to those that have been victimized. Providing services to victims of crime is one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences you can have. The ramifications of being victimized are overwhelming–legally and emotionally, thus, someone who is willing to assist the victim through the process is invaluable.


  • Volunteer Program Specialist:
    • Coordinates the selection and assignment of other volunteers within the Sheriff’s Office. While working directly with internal staff members, coordinate most of the administrative tasks related to the V.I.P. program.


  • Website Design Internship:
    • The intern will assist with updating and maintaining the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office website. Develop and implement a plan to attract more people to our website. Develop and implement a plan to use the most popular pages on our website (arrests & warrants) to share information. Develop and implement new features to be added to www.sjcso.com. Intern will also assist with updating and maintaining the Sheriff’s Office social media sites (Facebook, Twitter).




Are you ready to utilize your knowledge, skills, abilities and interest in law enforcement by assisting the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office? If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a San Juan County Sheriff’s Office volunteer, please click here to complete the application online. Or contact:


Community Relations Division
San Juan County Sheriff’s Office
211 South Oliver
Aztec, NM 87410

Incomplete applications will not be considered.


For additional information, please contact the Community Relations Division at (505) 334-6107.