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.


VOLUNTEER SERVICES IN IDOC FACILITIES: IDOC is constantly assessing the situation with respect to volunteers resuming their volunteer activities in IDOC facilities. At this time, the resumption of volunteers entering the facilities will be on hold through the end of 2021 and LEAST UNTIL JANUARY 2022.

All new volunteer applications, requests for level 2 volunteer status, and the processing of volunteer badges is suspended immediately. Additionally, all volunteer training, in-person and remote, will not be scheduled for the rest of 2021. Notification will be sent out when these resume for 2022. 

We are eager to have the volunteers back and rest assured the residents you are there to serve area are as well, but we want to make sure it is done safely and with as minimal risk as possible. (UPDATED October 13, 2021)

Mentors (for Free2Succeed community mentor program)

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)

Volunteers (in IDOC facilities)

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 (link disabled due to suspension in volunteer services)

Limited Service Volunteer Application (link disabled due to suspension in volunteer services)

Training Dates

Facility Contacts

Request for Level 2 Status (link disabled due to suspension in volunteer services)

Print this pagePrint this page