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Volunteer with DOC


All volunteers entering DOC facilities are required to comply with Governor Brown's Executive Order 21-29, as it relates to COVID-19 vaccinations. You will be required to attest that you comply with the Governor's Executive Order.

Each year citizen volunteers contribute thousands of service hours at the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC). The involvement of volunteers is highly valued by the department. It is an opportunity that provides an important public service and is also personally rewarding. 

Volunteers help DOC deliver programs and services, bringing a variety of skills to the department and modeling successful leadership and citizenship. Volunteers can help inmates become more productive, educated, self-sufficient, and law-abiding citizens.

Volunteer opportunities include:
  • Facilitating faith-based meetings and events
  • Participating and organizing Native American services
  • Restorative Justice Program
  • And many more
For more information on volunteer opportunities, visit our facility page or simply contact a DOC facility near you.

If you would like to become a DOC volunteer, review the criteria desired of our prospective volunteers and submit a completed application