YDF Volunteer Program

​Volunteer Program

Do you have a special skill set or talent you would like to share in the area of arts and crafts, creative writing, cutting hair, physical education, life coaching skills, or maybe just a good listener? If so, this may be a great opportunity for you to play an integral part in the lives of detained and troubled youth. Volunteers are a valuable resource and are utilized in various ways at the Youth Detention Facility. Programs include, but are not limited to: mentoring, tutoring, recreational activities, youth diversion/prevention programs, and chaplaincy.


Minimum qualifications for Citizen Volunteers:

Must be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship

  • Must be at least 21 years of age or older

  • Must not be on any form of probation or parole for at least one year

  • Must have a valid California Driver License

  • Must attend a 4 hour Multi-Disciplinary Training annually

  • Must pass a background investigation which includes a $32 fee to be fingerprinted

  • Must test negative for tuberculosis

  • Commit to volunteering a minimum of 4 hours a month

For more information on being a Citizen Volunteer please call Supervising Probation Officer Lynsey Semon at 916-874-1544 or email: SemonL@saccounty.net.