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

Volunteer Opportunities

We are actively recruiting volunteers to mentor students participating in The Last Mile. The Last Mile is a non-profit organization that was founded at San Quentin State Prison in 2010. It is a full-stack computer coding boot camp, the first of its kind, that operates inside US prisons. The core belief of The Last Mile is that having a job is the key to successful re-entry and breaking the cycle of incarceration. Therefore, the program provides computer coding training to prepare students for release into today’s high-tech environment. You can view the volunteer brochure here or watch the volunteer recruitment video here.

Volunteers are needed for the Purposeful Living Units Serve (PLUS) Program. This is a faith and character-based community unit at RCF. This program provides an opportunity for offenders to explore and choose alternatives to criminal thinking and behavior. This is done through an emphasis on spiritual, moral and character development, life skills training and intentional preparation for living as law abiding citizens who contribute to the well-being of their community. 

We are also looking for volunteers that can meet the needs of our offender population in the following areas of study:

  • Buddhism
  • Islamic
  • Jewish
  • Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
  • Native American

Donation Needs

  • Character based material
  • Composition notebooks
  • Craft supplies:  Pens and pencils, construction paper, glue sticks (No gel pens are allowed.)
  • Devotionals
  • Faith based material
  • Large print bibles with new and old testaments
  • Women’s clothing for when our offender population leaves the facility.
  • Yarn for the PLUS (Purposeful Living Units Serve) and RWI (Recovery While Incarcerated) Programs to do community projects. Examples of community projects are the following: afghans, baby items (blankets, booties and caps), Christmas stockings, scarves, gloves and hats.

Community Engagement Coordinator

Susie Martin

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.