UPDATE - September 20, 2022
All facilities are open for volunteer services EXCEPT for the following units. For facilities that are open, please check with the specific facility for scheduling and any additional details.
IMSI - Idaho Maximum Security Institution (Boise) - UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
NICI - North Idaho Correctional Institution (Cottonwood) - UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
PWCC - Pocatello Women's Correctional Center (Pocatello) - UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Volunteers at SICI will tentatively resume September 25th. Please contact the facility VRC for additional information regarding scheduling and application approval status at the facilities that are open.
The VRCs will continue to process applications and volunteer training will continue to be scheduled when/if needed.
Thank you for understanding and always for your patience. If you have any questions specific to a facility, please reach out to the VRC at that facility.
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.