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Volunteer Opportunities

"We make a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give." --Winston Churchill

Find out why nearly 2000 community members across Vermont volunteer with us, and why many say they get back more than they give by volunteering.  Positions are available in the Community, Probation, Parole and Correctional Facilities.

There are many opportunities to get involved with the Department of Corrections and help improve the community.

Probation, Parole, and Community Roles:

  • Casework Assistant: Assist probation and parole officers with caseload related duties. 
  • Education: Assist youthful offenders get their high school diplomas through one-on-one tutoring or teaching a class. 
  • Offender Reentry: Assist in developing a well-planned transition for offenders reentering the community. 
  • Reparative Board Program: Be part of a community team ensuring that offenders on probation for low-risk offenses make amends to their victims and repair the harm they caused the community. 
  • Victim Impact Panels: Help instructs a class comprised of offenders about the impacts of DUI on others. More information on victim impact panels can be found here.
  • Victim Liaison: Assist victims of offenses to ensure their needs are met. 

For contact information to a Volunteer Coordinator to talk about volunteering at Probation, Parole, or in Community Justice please click here.

Correctional Facility Roles:

  • Education: Assist staff with helping to teach small classes, do tutoring with individuals or assist staff with library functions.
  • Parenting: Help teaches parenting skills to parents and parents to be.
  • Recreation: Help to organize events, supervise gym activities or help with teaching leisure skills.
  • Religion and Spirituality: Help instruct bible study groups, do pastoral work one-to-one or help with church services.
  • Substance Abuse: Lead self-help groups, or facilitate substance abuse education groups.
  • Casework: Assist casework staff with casework related services.

For contact information to a Volunteer Coordinator to talk about volunteering at a Correctional facility please click here