The Colorado Department of Corrections' volunteers play an important part in the delivery of inmate programs inside the state correctional facilities, and in aftercare. Hundreds of active volunteers offer a wide range of program opportunities. These self-improvement programs allow inmates the chance to succeed.
To complement the departmental mission, Faith and Citizen Programs continually recruits volunteers to support correctional staff and to create opportunities for inmates in a wide variety of activities, including: Addiction rehabilitation programs; Basic educational programs; Faith group chaplains, spiritual advisors, and services; Parenting programs; Recreational programs; and Reintegration programs (inside and outside of prison).
Faith and Citizen Programs Goals:
Provide a positive working environment for volunteers.
Maintain administrative standards and guidelines.
Provide information and technical assistance for program development.
Recruit, train, and supervise volunteers.
Plan the orderly expansion of resources.
Serve as a liaison with other public and private agencies.
Supply information to the public about the department and its functions.
Becoming an active volunteer is easy and the experience can be very rewarding. An application process and a few simple steps are required before being approved to volunteer.