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Recruitment At A Glance

 

Alcoholics Anonymous

  • Location:Maryland Correctional Institution, Hagerstown
  • Duties: Up to five volunteers are needed to offer an AA support group. Must follow the 12 step program
  • Time commitment: The position requires 2 hours weekly
  • Contact: MCI-H- Volunteer Coordinator Barbara Allen -240-420-1325

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Narcotics Anonymous

  • Location: Maryland Correctional Institution for Women, Jessup
  • Duties: Up to five volunteers are needed to offer an NA support group
  • Time commitment: The position requires 1 to 1 ½ hours weekly
  • Contact: MCI-W- Volunteer Coordinator Lisa Small -410-379-3800

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Alternatives to Violence Workshop Facilitators

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Male Mentors

  • Location: Jessup and Hagerstown
  • Duties: Make a difference in the life of a male offender by supporting transitional efforts: faith-based cognitive programming, training male mentors or serving as a positive role model with Exodus Program.
  • Time commitment: Share up to three hours per month during incarceration by visiting and writing him at one of the facilities: in Hagerstown or Jessup, Maryland. After release, assist him with transitioning back to the community.
  • Contact: For further information in Hagerstown, contact Chaplain Jerold Banks at jbanks@dpscs.state.md.us, or in Jessup, contact Chaplain Charles Law at claw@dpscs.state.md.us.

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Female Mentors

  • Location:Jessup
  • Duties: Make a difference in the life of a female offender by serving as a positive role model with The Christian Mentoring and Transition Program (CMAT).
  • Time commitment: Share three hours per month during incarceration by visiting and writing her at the women’s prison in Jessup, Maryland. After release, assist her transition into the community.
  • Contact: For more information, contact Reverend Lettie Carr at LCarr@dpscs.state.md.us

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Second Chances Farms

  • Location: Sykesville
  • Duties: Provide assistance to Second Chances Farm, a safe haven for retired/rescued thoroughbred race horses. Currently, there are four horses. The Elite Grooming Program is supported by the Central Maryland Correctional Facility. Funding is provided by the generosity of donations through the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF). Current opportunities include large animal veterinarians, farriers, horse enthusiasts, groomers, and trainers.
  • Contact: 410.878.4201

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Girl Scouts Beyond Bars

  • Location: Maryland Correctional Institution, Women, Jessup
  • Duties: This nationally acclaimed program allows girls to share time with their incarcerated mothers twice a month during Girl Scout troop meetings held at the prison. This is a partnership between DPSCS and Girl Scouts of Central Maryland. Candidates must complete screenings for both groups and pass a background check. A variety of volunteer positions are available:
    • Troop leader and co-troop leader on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (four volunteers needed)
    • Life skills trainers one Saturday morning per month (two volunteers needed)
    • Survey Administrators four times a year
    • Back-up bus driver and bus monitor as needed (approximately two - four times a year)
  • Contact: Valerie Montague at vmontague@gscm.org and 410.358.9711 ext. 213 or Domonique Jenkins at djenkins@gscm.org and 410.358.9711 ext. 242

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Sight-impaired Inmates Volunteer

  • Location: Roxbury Correctional Institution, Hagerstown
  • Duties: Teach sight-impaired incarcerated men to build the life skills (including braille) necessary to function more efficiently in prison and when released. Must be able to pass a criminal background check, verifiable experience working with sight-impaired individuals required.
  • Time commitment: Days and times are flexible
  • Contact: Call 240.420.3311 for further information

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Skilled Trade Volunteers – Public Safety Works

  • Location: Statewide
  • Duties: Experienced trades people are needed to teach skills such as masonry, carpentry, etc. to inmates in pre-release units under the direction of the Public Safety Works (PSW) Director.
  • Time commitment: Commitment varies based on the project. PSW is a restorative justice program of the department that provides offenders with employment skills as well as an opportunity to give back to the communities they have harmed – a powerful and significant tool of rehabilitation.
  • Contact: Captain Michelle Zollicoffer- 410-585-3327; MZollicoffer@dpscs.state.md.us

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Licensed Social Worker

  • Location: Chesapeake Detention Center, Baltimore
  • Duties: Facilitate therapeutic and/or general life skills programming by conducting group sessions
  • Time commitment: Once per week (1-2 hours) or once per month – (2-3 hours)
  • Contact: Facility’s Volunteer Coordinator at 410.625.5219

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Switchboard Operator

  • Location: Parole and Probation, Reisterstown Road Plaza, Baltimore
  • Duties: Provide administrative assistance: answering multiple phone lines; directing calls to appropriate staff; processing incoming and outgoing mail; performing data entry into automated programs.
  • Special skills needed: Knowledge of standard office principles and procedures, basic capabilities of using word processing applications, and ability to use general office equipment.
  • Time commitment: Minimum of 20-35 hours per week during regular business hours
  • Contact: S. Weaver at 410.585.3529

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Parole and Probation - Intern

  • Location: Various office locations through the State of Maryland
  • Duties: This is an opportunity for interns to have a better understanding of the Division of Parole and Probation and the duties performed by its agents. Selected interns’ duties will include, but will not be limited to: observing agents as they determine specific and effective supervision strategies; preparing files for transfer or court/parole proceeding; reviewing case notes; and performing data entry into automated programs
  • Special skills needed: Knowledge of standard office principles and procedures; basic capabilities of using word processing applications; and ability to use general office equipment
  • Time commitment: Required to perform at least 120 hours per assignment detail (no less than 10 hours per week)
  • Contact: T. Brunson (410) 585-3572

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Parole and Probation - Administrative Aide

  • Location: Offices in Westminster, Ellicott City, Hagerstown, Cumberland, Frederick, Gaithersburg, Oakland, Rockville, and Silver Spring
  • Duties: Greet visitors; respond to inquiries; direct visitor to appropriate staff; answer multiple phone lines, and process incoming and outgoing mail, perform data entry
  • Special skills needed: Knowledge of standard office principles and procedures, basic capabilities of using word processing applications, and ability to use general office equipment
  • Time commitment: Minimum of 20-35 hours per week during regular business hours
  • Contact: T. Brunson (410) 585-3572

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Maryland Correction Enterprise - Guest Speaker

MCE is designed to create a workforce environment that closely resembles civilian employment

  • Location: Central Maryland Correctional Facility, Sykesville
  • Duties: To serve as the guest speaker for graduation ceremonies after offenders complete a six-month intense training program. The speaker will have to provide a 10 – 15 minute positive message enduring 10-15 minutes. The guest speaker will be an additional motivating presence for encouraging positive and successful living.
  • Special skills needed: Speakers should understand either personally or professionally the challenges that an offender could potentially experience during their transition back into society. Demonstrate ability to deliver a lasting message.
  • Time commitment: Periodically (no more than 2 twice per year); allot 1-2 hour of time to include the speech
  • Contact: MCE Offices, Reentry - (Main): 443-990-1119/(Jessup): 410.540.5448

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Maryland Correction Enterprise - Mock Interviewers

MCE is designed to create a workforce environment that closely resembles civilian employment

  • Location: Central Maryland Correctional Facility, Sykesville
  • Duties: Testing interviewing skills of offenders in MCE’s reentry program. Mock Interviewers will also give feedback on ways participants can improve their abilities for marketing their knowledge, skills, and abilities to prospective employers.
  • Special skills needed: Mock interviewer should possess professional experience in recruiting, interviewing, hiring, evaluating, and/or training prospective job candidates
  • Time commitment: Periodically (no more than twice per year – tentatively June and December), for 2-4 hours
  • Contact: MCE Offices, Reentry - (Main): 443.990.1119/(Jessup): 410.540.5448

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Maryland Correction Enterprise - Job Developer

MCE is designed to create a workforce environment that closely resembles civilian employment

  • Location: MCE headquarters in Jessup; most work from home
  • Duties: Job Developer would collaborate and coordinate with MCE’s Business Development Coordinator to locate employment opportunities through the State of Maryland to link with MCE’s reentry program graduates. Additional support is to conduct research of potential employer partners and present the benefits of hiring the program’s graduates.
  • Special skills: helpful ability to apply the principles of economic development and labor market trends; staying abreast of job opportunities; identify and contact prospective employers. Helpful backgrounds in human resources, sales, and human services.
  • Time commitment: Flexible hours; five hours per week (six months)
  • Contact: MCE Offices, Reentry - (Main): 443.990.1119 or (Jessup): 410.540.5448

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Office of Religious Services – Community Resource Religious Expert /Faith-based Volunteer

  • Location: Baltimore, Maryland (most work via phone); if leading a worship activity location pending on the desired location to serve
  • Duties: We are seeking religious experts of our minority religions that are represented within incarcerated population. The selected persons will be a resource for information as it pertains to various practices of the religion which they are affiliated. If possible, the selected persons will provide a presentation once a year as it pertains to the religion. There may also be a possible opportunity to lead worship activities applicable to the religion. Seeking support for the following religions – Mormon, Native American, Nichiren –Buddhism, Odinism, Moorish Science Temple of America, and Wicca
  • Special skills: Must able to provide the Office of Religious Services with a religious endorsement letter which validates your years of experience, leadership, knowledge, and ability to serve an expert of the religion. Must have strong communication skills.
  • Time commitment: Flexible; if volunteering to support religious groups, 2 hours per week
  • Contact: Charles Law, Religious Services Offices: 410.585.3330

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Contact Info

DPSCS Volunteer Services Programs
410-585-3300
6766 Reisterstown Road
Suite 310
Baltimore, MD 21215

Shari.Elliker@maryland.gov

Volunteer Requirements

Volunteering is based on your individual skills and interests; however there are a few things all DPSCS volunteers have in common

  • Must be at least 18 years old (21 in facilities)
  • Must not be under current criminal supervision
  • MUST have an interest in making a difference in Maryland’s Public Safety!