• 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
  • Agree to pass through a metal detector

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

For more information about volunteer opportunities with the Utah Department of Corrections, please contact us.

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

Reentry & Rehabilitation/Volunteer Services
E-mail: udc_vrs@utah.gov