OJA Volunteer Program
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.
Volunteers are utilized in OJA institutions and field probation and parole offices in a variety of ways. They include, but are not limited to, mentoring, tutoring, transporting youth and families, staff support functions, religious counseling and tutoring, taking youth on recreational outings or providing tickets to outings, serving as a chaplain, church groups providing special services, serving on an advisory board, teaching youth a specific hobby or skill, providing youth with birthday or holiday acknowledgment gifts and/or parties, etc.
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.
OJA has institutions and field offices located throughout Oklahoma. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with the Office of Juvenile Affairs, contact Paula Christiansen, OJA Volunteer Program Supervisor, at (405)530-2800 or e-mail at Paula.Christiansen@oja.ok.gov for more information
Volunteer Information & Forms