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Volunteer Programs - Religious and Secular
Volunteer Program Staff

 

Lavon Starr-Meyers    

Theresa Arendell 
Inmate and Volunteer Services Manager 
2575 Center Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
503-373-7649
Theresa.Arendell@doc.state.or.us

Lavon Starr Meyers
Volunteer Program Representative
82911 Beach Access Road
Umatilla OR 97882
541-922-2089
541-922-2088 fax
Lavon.A.StarrMeyers@doc.state.or.us

Tina.f.Drugg@doc.state.or.us


 
 
  

Debra Schlueter
Volunteer Program
Office Specialist
2575 Center Street NE
Salem, OR 97301

503-378-6468

 
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Mission Statement
The Mission of the DOC Volunteer Program is to recruit, support, and manage volunteers who provide essential programs and services in a respected and recognized corrections volunteer community.

Volunteer Opportunities
Salem-Portland area
 

Deer Ridge Correctional Institution (DRCI) — Madras, OR

DRCI — Volunteer Program Facilitators needed — Proposed DVD lecture series: Provided in group dialogue settings. No topic expertise required to show DVDs. Ten lectures per topic lasting 45 minutes each: addictions, values, math, history, science, and language arts. Guest content experts can also be invited to attend select discussions. For more information, contact DRCI Librarian Judith Jordet or DRCI Volunteer Coordinator Brandy Martin.


Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution (EOCI) — Pendleton, OR

EOCI Volunteer Program Facilitators needed — Restorative Justice Program: Facilitation of Character First (EOCI’s Restorative Justice Program) concentrating on non-violent communications and building character traits for adults in custody. For more information, contact EOCI Chaplain Lorinda Schwarz: Lorinda.L.Schwarz@doc.state.or.us  

Visions of Hope: Facilitation and oversight of the drawing and painting class producing art works for donation to a Visions of Hope non-profit fundraising project benefiting the Otino Waa Children’s Village in Uganda. Future plans will expand the class meeting schedule to weekly sessions. For more information, contact EOCI Volunteer Coordinator Leslie Halbert: leslie.a.halbert@doc.state.or.us

Wiccan Ceremonies: Facilitation of regularly scheduled ceremonies and activities for the adults in custody who follow Wiccan faith and traditions at EOCI. For more information, contact EOCI Chaplain David Betts: David.K.Betts@doc.state.or.us

Asatru Ceremonies: Facilitation of regularly scheduled ceremonies and activities for the adults in custody who follow Asatru faith and traditions at EOCI. For more information, contact EOCI Chaplain David Betts: David.K.Betts@doc.state.or.us

 

Powder River Correctional Facility, Baker City, OR

PRCF — Volunteer Program Facilitators needed to provide Native American Services: Supervising Drumming, Smudge and movie sessions. Native American descent desirable but not required. For more information, contact PRCF Chaplain Roger Haefer: Roger.L.Haefer@doc.state.or.us

PRCF — Volunteer Program Facilitators needed to provide Buddhist Meditation. Practicing Buddhist needed to provide monthly instruction in proper meditation techniques. For more information, contact PRCF Chaplain Roger Haefer: Roger.L.Haefer@doc.state.or.us


Two Rivers Correctional Institution, Umatilla, OR

TRCI— Volunteer Program Facilitators needed for GOGI (Getting Out by Going In) Program: Cognitive-based program, concentrating on positive decision-making and character building practices for adults in custody. Teaching experience or counseling background helpful, but not required. For more information, contact TRCI Volunteer Coordinator Sherry Iles: Sherry.L.Iles@doc.state.or.us

TRCI— Volunteer Program Facilitators needed to instruct Gardening Certification Program: Providing instruction for cultivating food and flower crops. Certified academic and practical gardening instruction provided to Adults in Custody seeking personal and professional development. For more information, contact TRCI Volunteer Coordinator Sherry Iles: Sherry.L.Iles@doc.state.or.us

  
 

For more information:

Please send Volunteer Program questions to our email address: volprog@doc.state.or.us

For Volunteer opportunity inquiries please submit the Volunteer-Intern Position Inquiry Form  to Lavon Starr Meyers, Volunteer Program Representative at 541-922-2089.

Current volunteers can also update personal contact information by submitting the Volunteer Program Update Form (click link below) to the VolProg address:

   Information Update.pdfInformation Update.pdf

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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