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.


For the near future, Volunteer training and Mentor Initial Training and Orientation will be conducted remotely via Zoom. There will be links to register for each session in the training schedules.



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 Handbook

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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