Volunteering at the Office of the District Attorney offers a wide variety of learning
experiences and contribution opportunities to make a difference in our community.
Connecting interested, qualified candidates with meaningful and rewarding volunteer
positions in an environment that fosters and supports learning, encourages community
participation and appreciates each individual.
The volunteer program began in the late 1970s under District Attorney Robert L. Russel.
The program has grown in scope and number from that time. Today, the volunteer program has grown
to more than 100 volunteers at any one time. Our volunteers donate thousand of hours and are
a key component to the District Attorney's Office.
Volunteering at the Office of the District Attorney offers a wide
variety of learning experiences and contribution opportunities to make
a difference in our community.
As a citizen with related work experience, or a college student
pursuing a degree in law, information technology, psychology,
sociology, finance, business, paralegal and criminal justice, we offer
a wide variety of opportunities for you to explore and serve in as a
welcome and significant part of a partnership to protect the innocent
in our community.
How to Apply
Any citizen or person who is authorized to be in the United States, is 18 and over,
and successfully passes a background check may apply for a volunteer position in the District Attorney's Office.
Each person must complete the application package.
It is important to note that a criminal history check includes driving related violations.
An interview will also be conducted by the Volunteer Manager and the area supervisor.
The District Attorney's Office reserves the right to refuse placement of any individual as a volunteer
within the office if the applicant has a criminal history, lacks the technical skills, education, or
interpersonal skills necessary for the position he/she desires. In the event that several people apply for
the same volunteer position, the most qualified applicant will be selected.
Download the volunteer application
Opportunities to Learn, Serve and Grow
Some of our volunteer opportunities include working on cases involving
economic crime, assisting paralegals in district and county court,
processing cases and paperwork necessary to get the job done. There
are opportunities to serve as an advocate for victims of domestic
violence or other crime that has resulted in loss. There are also
volunteer positions that involve working in our investigations and
record keeping departments – which are an essential part of
information retrieval and documentation. We also have opportunities to
present information regarding the importance of choices to 5th grade
elementary school students through our Kids Against Crime program as
well as helping young people who have made poor choices, the
opportunity to change their future. Our information technology and
felony intake departments provide essential data in the processing of
important case information.
We Value our Volunteers
Most of all, we value our volunteers and the time they take to be a
part of the great work being done in our community. If you are interested in pursuing
a valuable and exciting opportunity to volunteer in our community, we hope that
you will consider the Office of the District Attorney as an important place to give your
time and talent.
Contact us for an interview
To find out more about volunteer opportunities at the Office of the
District Attorney, or to schedule an interview, please call
the Volunteer Program Manager at (719) 520-6037, email
the manager at DAO_VolunteerCoordinator@elpasoco.com, or fill out an application here.