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  • Celebrating National Volunteer Week
    Oregon Department of Corrections
    National Volunteer Week
     April 15 - 21, 2018
    The Oregon Department of Corrections Volunteer Program celebrates National Volunteer Week, April 15-21. More than 1,800 Volunteers strong, are serving in our 14 institutions and facilities throughout the state. We join thousands of individuals and organizations across the nation; celebrating our greatest resource — fellow citizens from all walks of life, contributing inherited aptitudes and learned abilities. We salute your generosity and investment of personal time and energy to provide essential services to adults in custody. We thank you for your living example of this core American value – Volunteerism!
    DOC volunteer programs cover a lot of ground: SPP-Oregon  State Beekeepers Association, Viola program, CCCF Taylor's Checkerspot Recovery Lab, Sagebrush in prisons program, OSCI native seed collection program, Sustainable Gardening and Greenhouse Management, various book clubs, 12-Step meetings, Family Preservation, Goodwill Industries Re-Entry Program, Home for Good in Oregon Re-Entry, Theater & Creative Arts, Inside Out Prison Exchange, Insight Development Group, dog training and puppy programs, Through A Child’s Eyes (TACE), College and university internships, Intergenerational Women’s Choir, OSU Master Gardeners and Lettuce Grow Gardening Classes; New Directions Education, Yoga, Toastmasters, African American Program.  

    Mentorships, Group Dialogue, Phoenix Rising Transition Re-Entry Program, New Hope for Eastern Oregon Animals, Write Around Portland, Grief Recovery, 7th Step Foundation, Men of Purpose, Women of Purpose, Native American Activities, CURE, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, Victim Services Facilitated Dialogues and many major faith groups providing corporate services and gatherings, study groups, individual religious mentoring, and discipleship and religious mentoring for families — to name a few.
    Our sincerest appreciation to everyone who is making 2018 your year to volunteer!
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