Leo Brown, Agency Chaplain & Volunteer Coordinator
2901 N. Classen Blvd. Ste. 200
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Phone: (405) 962-6107
Fax: (405) 962-6102
The Oklahoma Department of Corrections (DOC) is committed to a positive partnership between the agency and its volunteers. This partnership is an essential part of achieving the department’s mission. Volunteer involvement provides additional resources, enhances inmate programs & services, plays an important role in reentry efforts and creates opportunities for a greater public understanding of the challenges of corrections.
Volunteers may perform in any area of agency operation where needs are identified, the volunteer is trained, certified or licensed to perform the duty, and the necessary accountability and resources are available. The department appreciates the tremendous contributions made by thousands of volunteers each month in various settings, including:
- State operated & Private Prisons
- Community Corrections Centers
- Half-way Houses
- Work Centers
- Probation & Parole Offices
- Administrative Offices
- Reentry Programs & Services within the community
The types of volunteer services provided are various as well including:
- Religious Services
- Faith-Based Programs
- Cognitive Behavioral Programs
- Substance Abuse Programs
- Family & Relationship Skills
- Student Internship
- Administrative Assistance
How do I become a Volunteer?
- Contact the Chaplain or Volunteer Coordinator at the facility or office where you are interested in serving as a volunteer to discuss their needs and your desired area of service.
Once you have arranged for a place to serve, complete the necessary forms, which are:
- Submit the forms to the Volunteer Services Unit at the address on the Volunteer Application
The agency encourages successful ex-offenders to become volunteers after they have been released from an institution for at least 18 months. If you are an ex-offender seeking to serve as a volunteer you should also include the following with your application.
- A reference letter from someone, other than family, that can attest to your drug-free, positive life-style.
- If you are still under supervision we will need a letter from your supervision officer stating they have no objection to your serving as a volunteer with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections.
- When the application is approved you will be contacted regarding training, dates, and locations.
- Training is offered at five regional locations across the state.
- Upon completion of training you will be able to begin your service as a volunteer.
- Questions, please call 405-962-6111.
Volunteer Services OP-090211
Volunteer Application - Attachment A, OP-090211
Authorization to Release Information - DOC 090211A, OP-090211