Volunteer Services facilitates and coordinates the involvement of the community in the rehabilitation of offenders through volunteer-led programs and services and internship experiences. The Department of Corrections provides educational experience for college students enrolled in a program that requires an internship or practicum. The department has a demonstrated interest and commitment to student education including a willingness to work with students and faculty in developing learning opportunities and supporting staff involvement in student supervision. Intern opportunities exist within the department at correctional centers, community release centers, community supervision centers and Probation and Parole district offices.
Volunteers and interns complete an extensive training regimen before assignment and are supervised under state and department personnel rules and regulations. Volunteers and interns work directly with incarcerated offenders and offenders in the community under the supervision of correctional staff.
To discuss your desire to volunteer or intern with the Department of Corrections, please contact the Institutional Activities Coordinator (IAC) at the Correctional Center or the Volunteer Coordinator at the Probation and Parole Office to discuss the volunteer/intern needs at the location where you wish to serve.
For a complete list of facilities go to: https://doc.mo.gov/facilities/all
Volunteer and Reentry Partner applicants shall complete the Application for Facility Access:
Application for Facility Access static printable
Application for Facility Access fillable PDF- download to your computer and open with Adobe Acrobat Reader
Student Intern applicants shall complete the Volunteer /Student Intern Application:
Role of Volunteer Programs
Volunteers make us better. These committed, faithful, hard-working people make a difference. Volunteers:
- Expand offender programming and support staff
- Supplement our work, offering expertise in areas such as substance use disorder, parenting and cognitive thinking programs
- Develop partnerships between corrections and the community
- Contribute to faith-based and secular programming
Do you have a heart for service? Join our team!