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Interested in Volunteering with OJA?
The Office of Juvenile Affairs (OJA) is committed to a partnership between agency employees, citizen volunteers and student interns in achieving it's mission. Citizen volunteers and student interns provide additional resources, learn about the opportunities and challenges of OJA services, and enhance program and reintegration efforts for youth and families. Everyone has unique talents and many strengths! Because we want to offer our youth access to different ideas and we believe it is important to focus on their potential, OJA encourages volunteer involvement from all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Currently, volunteers are utilized in the three OJA secure treatment centers:
Southwest Oklahoma Juvenile Center in Manitou
Central Oklahoma Juvenile Center in Tecumseh
Volunteer, tutors, and mentors support OJA through youth mentoring, tutoring, religious counseling, and outreach, or by providing youth with birthday or holiday acknowledgment gifts and/or parties, etc.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with the Office of Juvenile Affairs, contact OJA Communications, at (405)-530-2800 or email us for more information.
New Individual Volunteer
Please complete and submit volunteer application packet.
Allow 10 days for processing through OJA Communications & Human Resources.
A representative from the OJA Communications Team will contact you regarding the status of your application.
Group Volunteer/Mentoring Opportunities
If you are a church group, Greek letter organization or other civic organization interested in volunteering with OJA, please contact for Volunteer opportunities and to schedule a meeting to discuss getting started.