125 East 8th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97401


Volunteer Information Line:
Office Hours
8:00am - 5:00pm
Monday - Friday

Volunteer Facts
comprise 50% of our department's workforce.

Although the Search & Rescue program is coordinated by a Sheriff's Office employee, all of the people services are volunteer.


LCSO Volunteers 

The Lane County Sheriff's Office employs over 225 personnel with a volunteer cadre of 375 dedicated individuals. Volunteers are a vital part of the Lane County Sheriff's Office.

Corrections - The Adult Corrections volunteer programs contribute services and staff assistance that otherwise would not be provided.  To maintain our high level of integrity, all volunteers are given a general background check prior to being accepted into the volunteer program.  Some of the volunteer positions available are: Educational & Vocational Tutor, AA/NA leadership, Recreational Activity, Arts, Records Filing, Resource Coordinator, General Office Assistant, Inmate Welfare, Security, Administration, Community Service Placement, Library, Ministry and others as the need arises.  Contact Deputy Joe Pishioneri by e-mail or by phone at 541-682-2222.

Student Practicum/Intern - The Lane County Sheriff's Office proudly partners with the local university, college and schools to assist their students in gaining first hand experience in the field of criminal justice. These positions offer practical, on-the-job training for students as well as course credit. Please check with your school program for the credit you can earn while working in many of our volunteer positions.

To maintain our high level of integrity, all student/interns are given a general background check prior to being accepted into the student/intern program. The student/intern positions available are through Adult Corrections, Police Services and the Office of the Sheriff.  We would consider a position proposal if not listed.  Please contact Deputy Joe Pishioneri - Intern Program Coordinator by email or 541-682-2222.

Crime Prevention - Crime Prevention volunteers perform a variety of tasks, including providing free home inspections, placement of the Sheriff's Office speed trailer, and follow-up with victims who file Citizen Self Report Forms.  Volunteers in the Home Security Inspection Program within the Sheriff's office assist in educating Lane County residents on crime prevention.  Volunteers must be observant, have good judgment, be reliable and enjoy interacting with other Lane County citizens.  Volunteers must be able to work outdoors, sometimes in inclement weather, and perform duties that involve lifting, twisting, and bending.   Make a difference in your community, apply today or call Sergeant Carrie Carver at 541-682-4179 for more information.

LCSARO -  The Lane County Amateur Radio Operators are comprised of FCC licensed amateur radio operators, who voluntarily provide alternative communications before, during and after major emergencies or disaster. Contact Tim Chase by e-mail or phone 541-682-4369.

LCSO Search and Rescue (SAR) - Our Search and Rescue (SAR) missions involve lost and/or injured climbers, cross-country skiers, hikers, hunters or downed aircraft victims.  Additionally, searches occur for evidence supporting police criminal investigations.  Contact John Miller by e-mail or by phone at 541-682-4369. To view the 2012 Lane County Search and Rescue Annual Report click here.

Neighborhood Watch  - Neighbors watching out for neighbors! That is the primary function and goal of Neighborhood Watch. Please visit this site to learn more about how to start a Neighborhood Watch Group. Contact the Sheriff's Office Neighborhood Watch Coordinator, Sergeant Carrie Carver, by e-mail or by phone at 541-682-4179.

- Reserve deputies provide volunteer law enforcement services of a temporary nature under the supervision and control of regular employees of the Sheriff's Office.  Reserve deputies are sworn and possess full deputy authority.  Their purpose is to provide the Office with sworn volunteers, trained to support its members in their respective duties. Reserve deputies normally work along with a regular deputy and may be assigned other duties for which they are deemed qualified and for which a need exists. 

Information Volunteers - Information Volunteers  help assist the public with general information and provide paperwork/ referrals to other agencies when applicable.  This position is located at the Sheriff's Office at 125 E. 8th Avenue in Eugene.

Volunteer Applications (adobe fillable) (print pdf) - Applications are required for all volunteers. These are used to screen volunteers and match positions with qualified applicants. Please download or print the application form and mail it to the indicated address.

Please print and mail completed application to:

Lane County Sheriff's Office
125 E. 8th Avenue
Eugene OR  97401