Volunteer Application

Volunteer Application Process

  • Contact the Facility Volunteer Coordinator, where you intend to volunteer
  • Fill out a Volunteer Application and return to the Facility Volunteer Coordinator
  • All applicants must consent to a criminal history background check (GCIC/NCIC)
  • Facility Volunteer Coordinator will schedule a training class or direct you to a training site for Pre-Service Orientation/Volunteer Certification Training
  • Once you receive your Volunteer I.D. and Locator Card, then you will coordinate your assignment and service agreement with the Facility Volunteer Coordinator

Volunteers will have the opportunity to help offenders address many risks and needs by providing them with spiritual development, character building, values, parenting, worship, family and relationship building, life skills, AA/NA, communication skills, anger management, financial planning, and career development.

Types of Volunteer opportunities available include:

  • Institutional Volunteers
  • Mentors
  • Educators
  • Counselors
  • Tutors
  • Musicians
  • Librarians
  • Volunteer Coordinators
  • Ministerial Leaders

Renewal Process
Volunteer ID cards, GCIC review, and the Commissioner's letter on sexual harassment are signed and renewed annually.


For information, please contact:

Allen Hughes, Volunteer Services Coordinator

Email: Allen.Hughes@gdc.ga.gov

Georgia Department of Corrections
P.O. Box 1529
Forsyth, GA 31029

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