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*The Result of COVID-19 all Volunteer Activities are Suspended until Further Notice.*

Volunteer Information

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Recreation Department: We are looking for volunteers to participate in or create recreaction programs. This can include anything related to the performing arts, choir, quilting, knitting, painting, etc.
  • Transitional Programming: Volunteers are needed to assist in re-entry programming such as budgeting, personal finance, life skills, etc.
  • Family Preservation Center: We welcome volunteers to assist in any of family programming, parenting, and assisting with events.
  • Faith-based volunteers are always needed to offer spiritual encouragement and teaching with worship for individuals to express their beliefs.
  • Trades: We would like volunteers to facilitate any trade-related activity such as refurbishing, reupholstering, building trades, landscaping, etc.
  • Green House: A volunteer or group of volunteers are needed to assist with our Greenhouse. A master gardener or anyone with experience in operating a greenhouse would be much appreciated!

Donation Needs

  • Yarn for wigs/afghans
  • Thread for sewing
  • Fabric for quilting
  • Batting for quilting
  • Ribbon for wreaths
  • Mesh for wreaths
  • Basting spray
  • Clothing: Seasonally appropriate, shoes, etc.
  • Arts and crafts supplies: pens and pencils, construction paper, glue sticks

Faith-based and Motivational Materials

  • Bibles
  • Devotionals and spiritual material
  • Self-help character material
  • Strong movies that arae faith or character-based that are not rated PG

Community Engagement Coordinator

Debbie Sparks

Please contact the Community Engagement Coordinator if you are interested in volunteering or making a donation. For general volunteer information, please visit the IDOC Volunteer page.