Sheriff's Office

703-246-3227 TTY 711
4110 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
Stacey A. Kincaid

Volunteer with the Sheriff's Office

The Sheriff's Office has temporarily suspended most volunteer-led inmate programs to help prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Sheriff's Office depends on volunteers to provide inmate programs and services, assist staff in the office, and represent us out in the community. Choose the volunteer opportunity that is best suited to your interests, experience, skills and availability.

Inmate Programs

Our largest volunteer group provides inmate programs and services at the Adult Detention Center and Alternative Incarceration Branch, including life skills classes, mental health counseling, religious services, alcohol and drug support groups, health education, library services and job training. These volunteers work with deputies and civilian staff to help inmates improve their lives during incarceration and prepare them for a successful transition from jail into the community. Learn more and how to apply.

Reserve Deputy Sheriff

Reserve deputies are uniformed volunteers who attend and complete 10 weeks of classroom and practical training provided (at no cost to the volunteer) by the Sheriff's Office. Reserve deputies agree to volunteer 12 hours per month. They work with staff in a variety of assignments, including Adult Detention Center operations support, Courthouse security and information, Child ID events, Child Safety Seat events, Safe Visitation and Exchange Program, community relations and much more. Learn more and how to apply.

VISOR: Volunteers in Sheriff's Office Relations

The VISOR program gives individuals an opportunity to serve in an unpaid, non-uniformed position to assist Sheriff's Office staff with office work or at Child ID events in the community. VISORs agree to volunteer 10 hours per quarter. Learn more and how to apply.

College Internship 

The Sheriff's Office sponsors a competitive college internship program that focuses on law enforcement and corrections. Internships are offered for Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer sessions. Learn more and how to apply.


Fairfax Virtual Assistant