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.