Volunteer Opportunities

The Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (DRC) is committed to recruiting dedicated, talented and resourceful volunteers and reentry mentors to provide services to offenders, formerly incarcerated persons and communities assisting in rehabilitation and reentry efforts.  The Department offers educational and life experiences, training, staff support, networking opportunities, a volunteer hotline number and volunteer email to obtain information about volunteering, and technical assistance for volunteers and reentry mentors. 

Become a Volunteer Today

If you are interested in information about becoming a volunteer, please contact the DRC Volunteer Hotline at: (877) 728-1534 or email us at: DRC.Volunteer@odrc.state.oh.us.

Upcoming Volunteer Events

Allen-Oakwood Correctional Institution:

Volunteer training will take place on the first and third Wednesday at 8:00am and the second Tuesday at 5:00pm, of each month. For registration and additional information please contact the Training Officer Shane Gallimeier at 419-225-8052.

Belmont Correctional Institution:

Volunteer training is upon request. Please contact Volunteer Coordinator Mary Potter at 740-695-5169, ext. 2050 for additional information.

Grafton Correctional Institution:

Volunteer training will take place on the second Tuesday of every month at 9:00am and 5:00pm. Please contact Volunteer Coordinator Adam Kastler at 440-748-1161, ext. 5402 for registration and additional information.

Lebanon Correctional Institution:

Volunteer training will take place on the second Monday at 1:00pm and the fourth Thursday at 6:30pm of every month and by appointment. Please contact Volunteer Coordinator Jay Galle at 513-932-1211, ext. 3221 for registration and additional information.

London Correctional Institution:

Volunteer training date is Thursday March 30 at 5:00 pm. Please contact Volunteer Coordinator Craig Cann at 740-852-2454 extension 2505 for registration and additional information.

Madison Correctional Institution:

Volunteer training will take place on the third Tuesday of every month at 7:00pm and Monday thru Friday and Sunday by appointment. Please contact Volunteer Coordinator William Steinhoff at 740-852-9777, ext. 2624 for registration and additional information.

Noble Correctional Institution:

Volunteer training will take place every Monday at 6:00pm. Please contact Volunteer Coordinator Gary Eno at 740-732-5188, ext. 3555 for registration and additional information.

Northeast Reintegration Center:

Please contact Volunteer Coordinator Jeffery Bertram at 216-771-6460.

Ohio State Penitentiary:

Volunteer training will take place every Tuesday and Thursday at 1:00pm and 6:00pm and Saturday’s at 9:00am of every month. Please contact Volunteer Coordinator Thomas Fortini at 330-743-0700 x 2450 for registration and additional information.

Pickaway Correctional Institution:

Volunteer training will take place Tuesday thru Thursday at 9:00am and by appointment. Please contact Volunteer Coordinator Darryl May at 614-877-4362, ext. 2002 for registration and additional information.

Toledo Correction Institution:

Volunteer training takes place on the third Friday of each month at 11:00am. Registration is required no later than the Monday before you wish to attend. Please contact Volunteer Coordinator Chad Cooper at for additional information.

Trumbull Correctional Institution:

Volunteer training takes place on Wednesdays and alternate Sundays at 6:30pm, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Alexander Kostenko at 330-898-0820, ext. 7304  for registration and additional information.