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Michael L. Kenney, Director

Michael L. Kenney, Director

Appointed: September 25, 2013

Nebraska Dept. of Correctional Services
P.O. Box 94661
Lincoln, NE 68509-4661
(402) 471-2654

ProgramsFamilies & Friends Public Interest

Volunteer Services

 

The Department encourages citizen involvement and volunteer programs in all of its correctional institutions and program areas. Volunteers generate a variety of services for inmates and parolees. Below are some examples of volunteer opportunities:

  • Clubs
  • Community Sponsors for inmate passes and furloughs
  • Education
  • Recreation
  • Religion
  • Self-Betterment Activities (AA, NA, Toastmasters, etc.)
  • Other (Ideas are continually evaluated to identify programming needs)

Volunteers can also develop skills and knowledge for utilization in their careers through the required volunteer training. This comprehensive training incorporates an overview of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services philosophy and operation, familiarization to the institution/program where the volunteer will be working, overview of inmate/parolee characteristics and background, guidelines for working with inmates/parolees, security, emergency situations, contraband, ethics, sexual harassment policy, statutory provision regarding sexual conduct with inmates/paroles and victim services.

By volunteering your time, you can experience a sense of reward and challenges that strengthens your professional and personal capacities. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services, please complete the volunteer application. Mail the completed application form to, Attention: Volunteer Coordinator of the Facility that you are interested in providing services for. Facility addresses are located under the Institutions link on this page.