Probation Volunteer Opportunities

Probation Services is currently recruiting volunteers to join us in our work.

Volunteer Requirements

  • 18 years of age or older.
  • Ability to work a minimum of 8 hours per week between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.
  • Minimum 3-month service commitment. 6-month commitment is preferred.
  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • Complete a criminal history background check.
  • Ability to work with confidential and sensitive information.
  • Ability to volunteer in-person at the Seattle Municipal Court in downtown Seattle. 

Volunteer Application

Apply online for volunteer opportunities. If you have questions about our volunteer program, please contact Mekka Robinson at

Volunteer Opportunities

Case Aide

  • Under the supervision of a Probation Counselor, provide professional services to the court, Probation Services, and probation clients.
  • Data entry.
  • Sort and distribute mail.
  • Assist in file creation and archiving.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Case Management Assistant

  • Under the supervision of a Probation Counselor, provide professional services to the court, Probation Services, and individuals on probation.
  • Maintain face-to-face and/or telephone contact with individuals on probation.
  • Monitor compliance with court ordered conditions for individual's on probation.
  • Research case information.
  • Maintain records and files.
  • Prepare basic court reports.
  • Correspond with other criminal justice agencies, treatment facilities, and service providers.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Community Resource Center Volunteer

The Community Resource Center is a social service hub located within the courthouse. Volunteers will learn court protocols and procedures and gain a working knowledge of various community social service resources.

  • Develop a solid working knowledge of the CommunityResource Center (CRC) and community social services partners.
  • Data entry. Assist in compiling data using Excel and preparing monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
  • Work a minimum of 8 hours per week in the CRC facilitating defendant linkages to DSHS, housing, mental health, chemical dependency services, and other as necessary.
  • Conduct orientation for individuals visiting the CRC.
  • Provide excellent customer service and develop written communications.
  • Answer phone and greet visitors in a friendly, professional manner.
  • Review paperwork for completeness and access client information through computerized data entry/retrieval system.
  • Work closely with supervisor regarding client issues.
  • Adhere to all policies, procedures, and decorum of Seattle Municipal Court.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations.

Municipal Court

Address: 600 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO BOX 34987, Seattle, WA, 98124-4987
Phone: (206) 684-5600

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