Utah Department of Corrections




A variety of programs offered at the state's two prisons rely on volunteer help, including the following: 

  • Religious services
  • Internships (cultural diversity, cultural awareness)
  • Education (tutors)
  • Library
  • Alcoholics/Narcotics Anonymous
  • Veterans
  • YPREP (Your Parole Requires Extensive Preparation, class that prepare female offenders for release)
  • Music education
  • Transition mentoring
  • Craft projects

Dozens of groups volunteer at the prison, including the following:

       • Alcoholics Anonymous, Utah Chapter
      • Assembly of God
      • True Vine Baptist
      • Canines With A Cause
      • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
      • Calvary Baptist Church
      • Veteran Affairs Center
      • United Way of Utah County
      • Utah Valley University

Utahns interested in volunteering at the prisons must meet the following minimum requirements and submit this Volunteer Application:

  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Pass a background check
  • Possess a valid state-issued form of ID
  • Meet attendance/performance commitments
  • Abide by the Volunteer Service Agreement, including a code of ethics
  • Receive no compensation for services
  • Complete Department-provided training, renewed annually
  • Follow Department policies, procedures, rules & regulations
  • Make a six-month to one-year commitment

PLEASE NOTE: At this time, volunteer activities and processing of volunteer applications are currently on hold.

For more information about volunteer opportunities with the Utah Department of Corrections, contact:

Programming/Volunteer Services
Lt. Tolai Pei: 801-576-7817
E-mail: udc_vrs@utah.gov
Fax: 801-576-7878