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Volunteer at Juvenile Services

Gain valuable training in social work, psychology, criminal justice, public administration, public policy and statistics. All volunteers and interns receive training.

Our staff includes licensed mental health professionals, and those with Masters Degrees in Business Administration, Public Administration and Social Work.

You may be able to receive college credit for volunteering.

You can intern or volunteer for four, eight or 12 months.

  • Eligibility

    • You must be 18 years of age or older.
    • Currently enrolled in school or completed two years of college.
  • Volunteer Positions

    • Case Management:
      Assist staff with clients to improve basic skills and supervising community services and attending outreach activities.
    • Intake:
      Assist staff with the screening process.
    • Outreach Services:
      Serve as a mentor, assist with job development or volunteer in the boutique.
  • Miami-Dade Youth Commission

    The Miami-Dade County Youth Commission was created by County Ordinance in 2011 as part of the vision of Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan, District 1. Its purpose is to provide young people with a vehicle to participate in the process of County government. Motivated students from each Commission district represent and articulate the needs of youth in Miami-Dade and advise the Mayor and Board of County Commissioners on matters affecting the youth population.


    The members of the Youth Commission must meet the following qualifications:

    • Be between 15 – 18 years of age at the time of appointment
    • Be in the 10 – 12th
    • Minimum 2.0 GPA
    • Demonstrate a sincere interest in and the motivation to work for the community
    • Have a background in community-based activities
    • Must complete an interview process

    The commission was established for one sole purpose: to let your voice be heard. Be active, get involved and participate.

    Read more about the Youth Commission.

Phone Number(s)

Locations and Hours

  • Hickman Building

    275 NW 2nd Street, Miami, FL 33128
    2nd Floor
Juvenile Services
Morris Copeland, Director

Hickman Building
275 NW 2nd Street, 2nd Floor Miami, FL 33128
305-755-6200 | jsd@miamidade.gov305-755-6200 |
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