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Volunteer with DOC


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.

Due to COVID-19, volunteers and interns are not being allowed into DOC facilities. As a result, we are not accepting new volunteer applications at this time. Please continue to visit our website for when operations return to normal and applications are being accepted. In the meantime, review the criteria desired of our prospective volunteers and the application

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