Sheriff's Office Volunteer Opportunities

Message from Sheriff Svenson

If you are interested in supporting your community, I invite you to consider the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office as your first choice for volunteer opportunies. Through innovative leadership and dedication to providing quality services, your Sheriff's Office maximizes its resources and provides a high quality work environment for all personnel. I look forward to meeting you and working closely to ensure that Yamhill County remains a safe place for us to live and raise our families.

Thank you in advance.

Tim Svenson
Sheriff, Yamhill County



The Volunteer Program consists of multiple teams that are overseen by a YCSO staff member. These Volunteer Teams are listed below along with the types of opportunities that are associated with each. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please fill out and submit the APPLICATION, unless otherwise indicated (i.e., Reserves). Applications must be submitted in person or via USPS, due to the Notary requirement. You may drop them off Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm or mail them to:

Volunteer Coordinator
Yamhill County Sheriff's Office
535 E 5th Street
McMinnville, OR 97128


Volunteer Response Unit

A program where volunteers receive patrol and response training for active use in the field. Opportunities include:

  • Crime Scene Containment
  • Special Events
  • Crime Prevention
  • Citizen Patrols
  • Emergency/Disaster Assistance
  • Non-criminal Transport
  • Training/Academy

Cadet Volunteers

A program for youth interested in learning more about or having a career in law enforcement. Program includes academic learning opportunities with limited field application. Opportunities include:

  • Law Enforcement Training
  • Special Events
  • Community Service
  • Crime Prevention

Patrol Reserve Volunteers

This program is for those volunteers who are over the age of 21 and interested in receiving extensive training in law enforcement. This is often used as a stepping-stone toward being a sworn deputy and requires a separate application as noted here. Opportunities include:

  • Law Enforcement Training
  • Report writing
  • Patrols
  • On-call response

Administrative Volunteers

A program where volunteers assist within the administration of the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office, working directly with support personnel. Opportunities include:

  • Civil processing
  • Records filing
  • Customer service
  • Meeting preparation
  • Dog Control
  • Evidence handling
  • Phone Reception
  • Supply Assistance
  • Fingerprinting

Amateur Radio Volunteers


A program that provides amateur radio emergency services to the community. Opportunities include:

  • Communications Assistance
  • Relay Support
  • Emergency/Disaster Assistance

Mounted Posse Volunteers

 

This program utilizes armed equestrian riders to assist in the field. Opportunities include:

  • Parade appearances
  • Mounted Searches
  • Periodic patrols

Search and Rescue Volunteers


This program provides search and rescue training for activities within the county and state. Opportunities include:

  • On-call search and rescue response
  • Missing person searches
  • S & R Dog handling
  • Cadaver recovery

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