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Volunteering in Corrections

Mission, Vision, Values | Internships | Volunteering | ReportsLinks | Work for Corrections


Volunteers picThank You for your interest in Volunteers in Corrections! 

The Ramsey County Volunteers in Corrections Program has over 265 active volunteers and interns who join our department each year.  Volunteers and interns provide a direct, caring, and personal link for both juvenile and adult client/offenders.

Our volunteers have made a real difference in the lives of our offenders.  Volunteers provided over 25,800 hours in 2010.  They served as tutors, group facilitators, library and research assistants, befrienders, dorm assistants and interns in both adult and juvenile probation.

We have volunteer/ intern opportunities at the following places:

  • Downtown St. Paul 
  • The Ramsey County Correctional Facility (formerly known as “the workhouse”)
  • The Juvenile Detention Center (JDC)
  • Boys Totem Town


Internship at the Ramsey County Correctional Facility (RCCF) (PDF)

All of these sites utilize volunteers to add to the programming and interaction with our offenders while providing interested students, community members, the faith community, and interns opportunities to both change lives and learn more about the field of corrections. 
If you would like make a real difference in the lives of our offenders, please consider volunteering or becoming an intern for Ramsey County Community Corrections.

Please call us if you have questions or would like more information:

Volunteer Resources:  651-266-2558

For additional options, you may want to look at options with or, both are data bases that list opportunities in a variety of non-profit, government and religious programs.  Again, thank you for your time and good luck in finding a volunteer position that is best suited to your life and skills.

Apply to Volunteer Now!

You can now apply online through our secured application system.  It’s easy and fast.  In most cases we will contact you via email reply after we review your application and volunteer interests.  You can use the same online form to apply for an unpaid internship too.

NOTE: We recommend that you first read through the application questions and assemble your information before beginning.  You may want to draft any text field answers in a word processing program and copy/paste your answers into the spaces provided.  Please note that once you submit your application, you will not be able to access it or change it.  You should PRINT a copy of your application for your own records prior to submitting it if you want to keep your own copy.  Applicants who are under age 18 will need to have a parent or guardian complete a consent form.  This form will be given to you by the volunteer screener if we contact you  for an interview.

Apply Now Online!

If you prefer to apply using our paper application form, just download this form using the link below, complete the form and return it to the volunteer coordinator contact address listed on this page.

Ramsey County Volunteer Application paper form (PDF)

Contact Us:

Phone: 651-266-2558


Volunteers in Corrections (VIC) Advisory Board

The VIC Advisory Board, made up of 13 volunteers and two-paid staff, meets bi-monthly to provide input, policy and direction to the Volunteers in Corrections program. The Board is the voice for volunteers in giving direction to the program.

Volunteers with one year of service in the program may apply for membership on the Board.