Court Volunteer Program

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Woman volunteer
Each day, hundreds of citizens visit the court to file papers, go to court proceedings, attend workshops, or find out about their court cases. The Contra Costa Superior Court is looking for volunteers to help people find what they need when they get to court. Court volunteers provide basic directions, answer simple questions, and tell people about places they can find the legal or other information they need.

There are volunteer openings in Martinez, Richmond, and Pittsburg for:

Male volunteer

              • Greeters. These volunteers are stationed in court lobbies to help people find court departments, to answer common questions, and to provide information about where court visitors can find other information they need.

              • Volunteering for the Court does not qualify as Community Service



Do I qualify? Do I need training?
Court volunteers come from all walks of life and all areas of
Contra Costa County.
Contra Costa Court volunteers attend a 2-hour training session. This training gives volunteers basic information about:

Volunteers must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Have a valid California
    drivers license.
  • Successfully pass a criminal background check.
  • Complete an application and initial screening.
  • Commit to providing friendly and courteous services to
    court visitors.
  • Be willing to work at least 2 shifts per week for 6 months.
  • How the court works,
  • Where court facilities are located,
  • What programs the court offers,
  • Where people can find the legal or other information they need.
  • Volunteers are given a resource manual that provides answers to many of our visitors’ questions. 

How do I get started?      Fill out an Application online.




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