Volunteer Services

IDOC staff for all volunteer services and activities in prison facilities:

  • PWCC:             Naomi Rupp and Jill Makuaole
  • NICI:                 Adam Sarbacher and John Kirschman
  • ICIO:                Judy Gilliam and Bobby Jo Brown
  • SBWCC:          Kati Eckenrode
  • SICI (M):          Mark Eckenrode and Matthew Ferris
  • ISCC:               James Robledo and Stan Lerch
  • ISCI:                John Barroso and Isaac Helton
  • SICI (F):           Paula Drinkard-Bonds
  • IMSI:                Gordon Simpson
  • MVTC:             Douglas Pearlstein and Angelica Anderson
  • SAWC:             Nari Mendenhall

Please contact the facility VSC for additional information regarding scheduling and application approval status at specific facilities.


The IDOC's Volunteer Program is a key component in accomplishing our mission to create a correctional system that provides opportunities that reflect community experiences and foster connections. 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. 

We encourage volunteers (individuals and organizations) to provide services, classes, or activities that will directly benefit the population and assist them in preparing for their return to society. If you have an idea or would like to propose an activity, we would love to hear about it. This Proposal Form will help us determine if your idea is something we can accommodate in our facilities. Please fill it out as completely as possible and provide us with as much information as you can. 

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

IDOC Volunteer Portal