Volunteer Application Process
Attend the training event.
Date: ALL TRAINING HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO
Time: TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS
Location: PLEASE CHECK AGAIN LATER
Directions: For driving directions to the training location, please call (907) 269-7414.
Please RSVP to Stephanie Reese at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (907) 269-7414 so that we are able to prepare sufficient amount of training materials.
Click on the PDF box above for the Religious Volunteer Application and fax or mail to Stephanie Reese at the DOC Chaplaincy Office if you have NOT already completed one.
Please ask your pastor or minister to complete the Reference Evaluation form. (The reference form may be waived for Professional Clergy—please submit copy of Clergy ordination/credentials.)
Once the necessary forms have been received by the Department of Corrections, a criminal history background check will be completed.
Religious volunteer authorization cards will be mailed to attendees as soon as the application process is completed.
Thank you for your willingness to provide religious services to those behind bars. We look forward to seeing you at this training as we discuss important issues, rules and regulations, and other vital information related to your prison ministry involvement.
Chaplaincy Programs, CJT II
Rev. James Duncan
Statewide Chaplaincy Coordinator
the next training dates are tentatively planned for some time in November.
Mentor Training Packets
Download all 3 packets here.
Volunteer Opportunities to Help Change a Life
Church services (preaching, teaching or leading worship)
Pastoral care services
Christ-centered recovery groups (Celebrate Recovery)
Music and drama presentations
God Behind Bars
Kairos Prison Ministry
Following are just a few places where you can make a difference:
Anchorage Correctional Complex: Chaplain Gerald Silliman – 907.269.4275
Men's TLC Director/Counselor: Chaplain Rudy Bosley - 907-269-4175
Men's Christian Ed: Chaplain Art Braendel - 907-4174
Hiland Mt. Correctional Center – Women: Chaplain Frank Blodgett – 907.696.9194; Chaplain Deidre Henry– 907.696.9170
Bible Studies – Day or Evening; Kairos; Menornet (9 month commitment); God Behind Bars Friday night
Goose Creek Correctional Center – Men: Chaplain Gary Lewis – 907.864.8200; Chaplain Scott Thompson – 907.355.8625;
Bible Studies – Day or Evening; Mentoring; God Behind Bars
Mat-Su Pretrial – Men & Women: Chaplain Steve Alexander - 907.745.0943
Wildwood Correctional Center - Chaplain Dennis Murray & Chaplain David DePodesta - 907.260.7221
Transformational Living Community (TLC)
Safe Living Homes