Storey County PO Box 176 Virginia City, NV 89440

Volunteer Opportunities

Storey County Sheriff’s Office
Volunteer Opportunities


The Storey County Sheriff’s Office offers many ways to volunteer.

Front Desk/Clerical-Volunteers work the front counter at multiple locations (Virginia City, Lockwood, Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center) throughout the County. They greet the public, perform basic clerical duties, like answering the phones and keep the office open during employee breaks or events. They are a vital part of keeping the Sheriff’s Office open and available to the public. 

Community Volunteers- Volunteers assist uniformed Deputies during community events, such as Street Vibrations, Fourth of July, Sheriff’s Night Out, parades  and any other event that brings an influx of people to the community. They assist with traffic control, supervising crosswalks for pedestrian safety, and maintain roadblocks/closures.

Volunteers In Policing-Volunteers in Policing consist of retired law enforcement officers, that assist the Sheriff’s Office in conducting community patrols/residential property checks, conducts VIN inspections, and serve (low risk) civil paperwork. 

Mounted Unit Volunteers-Volunteers assist the Mounted Unit during community events. Volunteers with the Mounted Unit do not ride. A Mounted Unit Volunteer is a support position only and will communicate directly with the Mounted Unit Coordinator. 

Clergy Program-Volunteer Law Enforcement Chaplains provide critical emotional and spiritual support, to all Sheriff’s Office employees and community members affected by a traumatic event. They are on-call, and are required to attend Sheriff Office events, and participate in ride-alongs with the Deputies. 

Search and Rescue Volunteers- Volunteers work alongside the Sheriff’s and Fire Department, Search and Rescue members. They provide service to residents who have become stranded, lost, or injured in remote areas. Anyone interested that possesses the necessary skills and training in emergency medical care, map reading, compass, GPS use, tracking skills, radio communication, backcountry skills, or has any off-road vehicles such as a jeep, quad or side-by-side, should consider applying. Search and rescue plays a vital role in emergency situations when people need immediate assistance or medical aid. 

Explorer Program-The Sheriff’s Explorer Program has created a volunteer partnership between youth in the community and the Sheriff’s Office. The explorers, between 15 and 18 years of age, receive training and participate in community events and non-hazardous law enforcement activities.

Volunteers may participate in multiple programs.

Volunteers are not compensated for their services; however, they are required to apply and adhere to all the policies, procedures, and laws that pertain to any regular member of the Sheriff’s Office and must successfully pass a fingerprint and background check. Please contact Amber Kern, Volunteer Coordinator at or call 775-847-0959 for more information.