The Volunteer Services Department of the Bristol County Sheriff’s Office is committed to creating and sponsoring proactive programs and services to meet the educational, emotional, and religious needs of its inmate population to combat the rate of recidivism.

The focus of the Volunteer Services Department is to effectively combine the needs of the inmate population while working cooperatively with other departments such as Education, Substance Abuse, Re-entry, and HIV.  The Volunteer Services Coordinator strives to recruit volunteers who are representative of the local community and implements a number of daily programs which can be categorized below:

Categories of Volunteer Programs:

  • Rehabilitative/Social Programs
  • Educational/Vocational Programs
  • Religious Programs
  • Re-Integration Programs
  • Prevention Programs
  • Internship Program

Volunteers Comment About Their Experiences:
  • "First, I would like to mention that my husband and I both volunteer as a couple and do this work individually. My experience working with the female inmates has been very rewarding. I find direction in this work that keeps me focused in my own life as well as helping the attitudes of women and how to help them make positive changes for their life. My husband expresses the same sentiment as working with the males. Thank God for this experience in working to better someone One Life At A Time."
  • "If you are considering sharing a volunteering gift at this facility, please don't hesitate. May I encourage you to come and experience first hand what I mean."
  • "This provides both inmates and team people with HOPE for change and the gratification of knowing that we may be some small part of that change."
  • "For several years I have been bringing an AA meeting to the jail. I believe the inmates like the format of this meeting in which they are encouraged to speak their opinions on the subject matter. Also, this meeting has helped them realize what to expect from AA in the area of support when they leave and provides some ideas of how they can meet people to get support for their situation."
  • "It is a joyous thing to have a part in such a change."
  • "I have found that the isolation and loneliness of the inmates can be relieved by a kind word and evident interest in them as people."



Have you ever considered being a Job Coach or Mentor to those imprisoned? Ever wanted to make a difference in your community but didn't know how or where to start?

The Bristol County Sheriff's Office is currently seeking volunteers for the categories mentioned above.

Interested candidates must submit to a background check and participate in an orientation if approved. If you or someone you know may be interested in volunteer opportunities, please contact:


Bob Souza

Coordinator of Volunteer Services
400 Faunce Corner Road
North Dartmouth, MA 02747

Phone: 508.995.6400 Ext 2843



Bristol County Sheriff's Office Address: 400 Faunce Corner Road, Dartmouth, MA 02747 Phone: 508.995.6400 Web: