Please complete this application form if you are interested in becoming a "Limited Service Volunteer" with the Idaho Department of Correction. Limited Service Volunteers are exempt from the volunteer training requirements as they are only entering the facility four times or less per year. For example, if you are a guest speaker, you may qualify as a limited service volunteer. Limited service volunteers require staff escort and constant supervision while at a facility. If you plan to enter the facility more than four times per year, you must complete the New Volunteer Application and complete the training requirements.
As a Limited Service Volunteer, you will also be in direct contact with residents and therefore, you MUST also complete PREA Limited Services Training questions associated with this application.
Once you complete the form, click the submit button at the bottom.
Volgistics uses the same level of security as online banking, and a secure data center to keep volunteer information safe. If you have any questions or concerns about the safety of your personal information, don't hesitate to contact the facility VRC.
A response to the information requested in this section is REQUIRED. If it is not applicable, please enter "N/A."
Do you have any relatives or friends incarcerated in Idaho, including county jails? If so, please complete the information below for EACH relative and/or friend incarcerated.
Please indicate "yes" or "no."
Have you ever been convicted of a felony? If so, please complete the information below. If you have more than one felony conviction, please list all the required information for each one. A response is REQUIRED. If it is not applicable, please enter "N/A."
Have you been convicted of a misdemeanor within the past 3 years? If so, please complete the information below. If you have more than one misdemeanor conviction in the past 3 years, please list all the required information for each one. A response is REQUIRED. If it is not applicable, please enter "N/A."
Are you are currently on probation or parole, or have ever been placed on probation or parole? If so, please complete the information below. A response is REQUIRED. If it is not applicable, please enter "N/A."
Have you ever been a member of a gang? A response is REQUIRED.
PREA Limited Service Training: By clicking "I agree" and submitting this application, you are agreeing that you understand this information.
The Law: Congress passed The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) in 2003. PREA standards require prisons to prevent, detect, and respond to sexual abuse and sexual harassment.
Zero Tolerance Standards: The Idaho Department of Correction has zero tolerance for all forms of sexual abuse and sexual harassment. All complaints will be thoroughly investigated.
•Sexual abuse includes a broad spectrum of unwanted activity from sexual touching to rape. Residents can never consent to sexual contact with any officer, employee, or agent of the Idaho Department of Correction (IDOC).
•Sexual harassment includes unwanted sexual advances, gestures, and offensive sexual actions. You can request a PREA definitions handout. It provides detailed definitions.
Rights: PREA protects residents’ rights to be free from sexual abuse, and sexual harassment. PREA also protects residents and staff from retaliation for reporting and investigating allegations of abuse and harassment. Inmates can report such allegations to anyone, at any time, by any method.
Responsibilities: Any staff member, contractor, or volunteer who receives any report of in custody sexual abuse or sexual harassment, or observes or suspects such conduct, is required to report it to security staff immediately. I understand that failing to report abuse is a violation of IDOC policy.
First Responder: If you are the first person on the scene of a sexual abuse incident, request that the victim not destroy evidence and notify security staff immediately to get help.
Detecting Abuse: Everyone reacts to trauma differently. Some warning signs of sexual abuse may include depression, suicidal comments, habit changes, and housing changes requests.
Inappropriate Relationships: Sexual contact of any kind between a staff member, contractor, or volunteer and a resident is inappropriate and not allowed. This includes kissing and sexual touching. It is a felony for any officer, employee, or agent of the IDOC to have sexual contact with a resident. Such sexual contact is punishable by up to life in prison.
Prevention: Protect yourself and others. Be aware of your surroundings. Understand your rights and obligations.
Always maintain professional relationships and communication with residents.
Volunteer applicants are REQUIRED to review the Volunteer Agreement. Please copy and paste the following link in your web browser: http://www.idoc.idaho.gov/content/prisons/volunteer_services.
By checking the "I agree" check box, you are certifying the following, "I have read the Volunteer Agreement. I understand and agree to abide by the terms and conditions of this agreement and all IDOC standard operating procedures and policies. I have also read and understand the PREA Limited Service Training"