Volunteers & Events
DOC Religious Volunteer Orientation:
Tuesday, January 10, 2023
6:30 -- 8:30 PM
Anchorage Baptist Temple
6401 E. Northern Lights Blvd.
Anchorage, Alaska 99508
Tuesday, February 21, 2023
6:30 -- 8:30 PM
Band of Brothers
2050 N. Merciful Circle
Wasilla, Alaska 99654
Volunteer or Mentor
If you are interested in volunteering and/or mentoring, please select, view and complete the applicable form(s).
All volunteers must complete the Volunteer Application (see download below); register for and attend the DOC sponsored Volunteer Orientation. Upon successful completion of the Orientation and DOC background check, volunteers will be mailed their Religious Volunteer Identification Card.
Mentor Training Packet
Read about the Role of a Mentor
Read about PREA
Some volunteer roles to consider
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
DOC Guidelines for Volunteers entering the Prison Institutions
Masks must be worn by all outside volunteers at all times within each institution.
Masks must be medical or cloth and must fit closely over the nose, mouth and chin.
Bandanas, scarves, and the like are not acceptable.
All entering institutions will submit to individual screening (including temperature checks), and must be asymptomatic.
Group size is limited by the size of the room.
Practice social distancing at all times at every event.
There is no vaccination status requirement.
Volunteer Efforts Result in Big Life Changes
The following inmate testimony shares the impact and difference a relationship with God and ACM's Transformational Living Community (TLC) has had on his life.
“When I came to prison, it was like falling into a deep pit. The lowest point of my life, I had no one to turn to, no friends or family to go to for help, and the only thing I could do was look up. All my life I felt like I had to earn God’s grace in order for Him to listen to my prayers. My self-worth was based on what I have done. So I began to read the Bible to earn God’s grace and to find out how others got God to listen to them.
After reading the Bible about six month[s], I soon realized that we can know for sure that we are going to heaven. Salvation is a gift from God.
I’ve been in prison for 5 and a half years, I spent about 1/3 of that time studying the Bible. So now I am here in TLC, and I feel blessed. It really brings a whole new meaning to the word “family” and “brothers”. God’s love has really shined here. Thank God.
Being here and looking into my past with a different outlook has opened my eyes to a lot. I now know what I did and what lead me into my poor choices. With this new information and the new tools I have learned, I can now avoid certain situations that can be a threat of bringing me back into the poor paths that I once took before.
I pray that people who really [have] a desire to change, have the same opportunity as we did. I thank God for being here.”