Volunteer Opportunities
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inmate readingHere at the Norfolk Sheriff's Office, we strive to provide every resource possible to help our inmates reenter the community with a clear path towards leading a law-abiding and productive lifestyle.

We especially feel our efforts are worthwhile when a previously incarcerated individual is never again placed in our custody.

The community has much to offer our inmates in terms of familiarizing them with the skills and qualities which will help them succeed. We strongly encourage people who wish to help us help our inmates to volunteer to share their skills and insights with those who can benefit from them the most.

These are some of the areas of insight/expertise we wish to have shared with our inmates:

  • Self Awareness
  • Self Concept/Image - Identity /Values
  • Goal Setting
  • Taking Accountability
  • Values and Needs
  • Mindfulness/Emotional Management
  • Identifying Behaviors of Self and Others
  • Motivation vs. Determination
  • Boundaries
  • Recognizing What Needs to Change
  • Avoidance/Finding Strength in Imperfections
  • Conflict Management
  • Strategic Planning and its rewards
  • Communication/Active Listening
  • Problem Solving
  • Creating your Reality
  • Personal Qualities
  • Rational Thinking
  • Be the Boss of Your Life
  • Emotions
  • Stress Management
  • Recognizing Behaviors
  • Boundaries (Revisit: Values, Needs, and Wants)
  • Family Responsibilities
  • The Benefit of Forgiveness
  • Forgiveness (Who, What, When, Where, and Why)
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Connecting to Your Best Possible Reality
  • Roadmap to Success
  • Life Choices and Success
  • Personal Growth and Development
  • Health and Fitness
  • Finances
  • Employment (Resume, Cover Letters, Felony Letters)
  • Employment (Job Searching/Interviewing)
  • Employment (Maintaining)

If you feel that you can spare some time to share any of these lifeskills with our inmates, both NSO and our inmates would be very appreciative.

Our volunteer coordinator is Lt. Benjamin Pestik, and he'd love to hear from you. To contact him with an offer to volunteer or make an inquiry, please fill out the form linked below:

Click HERE to go to our vounteer form

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