Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers play a critical role in successful reentry.  Volunteers are mentors, teachers, coaches and artists facilitating services at all of our prisons statewide.  Dedicated volunteers are essential to the success of reentry services and are integrated into every phase of the rehabilitative process.  From music to art to faith-based spiritual guidance, our volunteers are key to success.


Are you interested in becoming a volunteer, but would first like to learn more about the Department?  Watch some of our videos and sign up for Citizens' Correctional Academy when the next sessions become available.  We also have additional videos available on our YouTube.

If you are ready to sign up, the next step is to complete an online volunteer application.  By using the secure link provided below, you will be able to submit your application.  Carefully complete the ENTIRE application. Remember that references will be contacted, and a criminal background check will be required.  Once your information has been submitted, you will be contacted.

First-time applicants must complete the Volunteer Application.  You do not need to submit an application if you are applying for recertification.

We appreciate your desire to volunteer with the Tennessee Department of Correction Religious and Volunteer Services.  If you have submitted an application, it is currently being processed.  If you have any questions, please contact Chante Connor at 629-271-3912.

For additional information, please review the links provided below: