APPLY NOW ! MCSO Volunteer Application

For further information or to obtain a volunteer application, you may contact Chief Deputy Tami Beyer at (360)275-4255 or (360) 427-9670, ext. 244. She would be glad to answer questions and mail you an application.

You also have the option to pick up an application and say hello to the volunteer on duty at the North Precinct at 23293 NE Highway 3, Belfair, WA. They will be glad to tell about the program and answer questions for you.

The Mason County Sheriff’s Office Volunteer Program was established in 1998 to promote effective use of the many citizens of Mason County who wish to donate their time and talents to further the goals of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office. The Chief Civil Deputy oversees the Volunteer Program which utilizes an average of 20 volunteers. In 2019, the volunteers donated 3765 hours of service which is the equivalent of nearly two full time employees. In 2020, total hours of service were a record low of 1733 due to mandatory closures and extra safety measures.

Goals of the Volunteer Program:

  • Bring specialized skills, experience, and abilities that would otherwise not be available in the Sheriff’s Office budget
  • Grow in partnership with law enforcement and increase assistance to the Sheriff and his staff. This allows deputies to focus resources on more urgent law enforcement and community needs.
  • Look for opportunities to interact with the community to educate and increase understanding and good will between law enforcement and the citizens of Mason County.

The Volunteers keep open the business office at the North Precinct in Belfair five days a week doing a variety of administrative functions for the deputies and the citizens of North Mason County while those in the Shelton Office assist in a variety of supportive tasks. Volunteers who demonstrate competencies and complete required trainings may also have an opportunity to work outside the office handling hulk inspections, disabled parking permits, seat belt surveys and boat inspections.

The Volunteer Program is funded solely through your generosity. If you would like to donate to the Volunteer Program, please visit our donation page and choose “Volunteer Donation” under the Payment Type dropdown.


The Mason County Sheriff’s Office’s first official Volunteer was Jim Peters. Jim signed up with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) in 1987 and began volunteering in the front office working 16 hours a week doing clerical work, mainly in the Records Division. In 1997, Sheriff Whybark honored Jim for his 10 years of service. Jim continued to volunteer until his death in 2001.

In August of 2018, the MCSO commemorated the 20-year anniversary of the Volunteer Program by having a party. It was especially remarkable as tribute was given to two active volunteers that were with the program for the entire 20 years. These special people are John Wiechert and Rick Lawrence. It was a packed house including attendees such as former Sheriffs Steve Whybark and Bob Shepherd, Ex-Sheriff Casey Salisbury (retired 2022), past coordinators, employees, and volunteers.