Volunteer Services

ISCI Chapel
ISCI Chapel

UPDATE - April 18, 2023 As of this update, all facilities are open for volunteer services and are staffed with Volunteer Service Coordinators - except for SAWC.    

Please welcome the new IDOC staff for religious and volunteer activities in the following facilities:

  • PWCC:             Naomi Rupp
  • NICI:                Adam Sarbacher
  • ICIO:                Judy Gilliam and Bobby Jo Brown
  • SBWCC:          Kati Eckenrode
  • SICI (Male):     Mark Eckenrode
  • ISCC:              James Robledo
  • ISCI:                Michael Spencer and Tyler Smith
  • SICI-PRC:       Paula Drinkard-Bonds
  • IMSI:               Gordon Simpson

Please contact the facility VRC for additional information regarding scheduling and application approval status at the facilities that are open. 


The Department's volunteer program is a key component in accomplishing our mission to build community partnerships and provide opportunities for change. There are a wide variety of opportunities for volunteer service including, but not limited to, teaching a religious or secular class, leading a religious service, facilitating a self-help program, providing tutoring or other education assistance, supplementing vocational training opportunities, or donating much needed items. Our volunteer categories consist of: Level 1 Volunteer, Level 2 Volunteer, Limited Service Volunteer, and Mentor. You may also qualify for clergy status with proof of credentials.

Visit New Volunteer Requirements to learn more about becoming a volunteer.

IDOC Volunteer Portal