Volunteers & Mentors

Information on volunteering


Mentoring program info


Volunteers are an integral part of the IDOC mission of keeping the public safe and providing opportunties for offenders to change. Volunteers work within the prisons to provide religious classes, specialized training, and unique teaching opportunities.

Free2Succeed mentors come from all walks of life, all ages, and a from a variety of economic, social, and educational backgrounds.  Mentors will help provide a "bridge" for offenders who are returning to Idaho's communities from incarceration. The goal of Free2Succeed is to provide offenders who are willing to participate in the program with a mentor who will work with them side-by-side to ensure a smooth and successful transition and help reduce the chance of recidivism.

UPDATE: As we anticipate volunteers returning to our facilities in the near future, we are cognizant of measures that must be implemented to ensure the safety of our volunteers, staff, and inmate population. As well as adhering to CDC and state health guidelines and the Governor's staged response for Rebound Idaho, there may be certain health protocols established that our volunteers will need to adhere to in order to access our facilities. These protocols will also be discussed at the training. 

One way to encourage social distancing will be to limit the number of volunteers attending a training. In order to do this, EVERYONE who wishes to attend a training must sign up for a training session. Priority will be given to level 2 volunteers who have not yet completed their annual training requirement for the intial training sessions and additional training opportunities will added for level 1 and brand new volunteers. 



Program Manager: Jeff Kirkman Phone: (208) 658-2073

For questions about Free2Succeed, please e-mail us at: mentoring@idoc.idaho.gov

Mentor Quick Links:

Mentor Application

Free2Succeed Newsletter

Mentor Manual

Mentor Brochure

Training Dates

Mentor Reporting 

Request a Mentor

District Mentor Site Coordinator Contacts (AmeriCorps VISTAs)


Program Manager: Jeff Kirkman Phone: (208) 658-2073

For questions about IDOC's volunteer services, send email to: volunteerservices@idoc.idaho.gov 

Volunteer Quick Links:

New Volunteer Requirements

New Volunteer Application

Limited Service Volunteer Application

Training Dates

Facility Contacts

Request for Level 2 Status

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