Friendly Visitor Volunteers Needed at Probation-Juvenile Hall

Published:  March 15, 2017

Friendly Visitor volunteers meet with youth whose parents or legal guardians are unable to attend visiting hours. Visitors engage in a conversation and/or play a game (dominoes, checkers, cards) with one youth for an hour long visit. Visiting hours are Monday through Friday, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., Saturday 1:00 - 2:00, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. and Sunday 10"30 - 11:30 a.m., 1:00 - 2:00, and 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Visitors are required to sign-in up to 25 minutes prior to the start of the scheduled visit.


  • 21 years of age
  • Mature, caring, realistic, and easily engage in conversations and establish rapport with at-risk youth.
  • Must attend a Juvenile Hall Volunteer Orientation meeting.
  • Experience or background working with youth.
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality and strict boundaries.
  • No criminal backgrounds or felonies. Misdemeanors must be clear for one year. No probation or court action pending.

Submit an application

Contact Information

Sylvia Lemus

Program Manager

Employee & Volunteer Engagement & Recognition
Human Resources
County of Sonoma
Business Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
575 Administration Drive
Room 116 B
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.465237, -122.725363

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