Why Should I Volunteer?

Why should I volunteer?

Southwest Multi County Corrections Center (SWMCCC) relies on volunteers from our communities to be that link between incarceration and their release back to the community. Through an investment from the community and its members, they can become successful and productive citizens.

YOU can make a huge and positive difference in their lives.


What do volunteers do?

Volunteers serve a critical role in our correctional facilities. SWMCCC works with volunteers from multiple educational, cultural, and religious groups.

We have volunteers who facilitate recovery programs, provide religious services, or teach art classes.

Volunteers serve as role models for work ethic, behavior, and effective interpersonal skills.

As a volunteer, YOU are influencing lifestyle changes and offering a very important link to the community. This allows residents the ability to connect or stay connected to resources in the community upon their release.


Who's eligible to volunteer?


  • You must be at least 21 years of age
  • Not on any resident’s visiting list
  • Willing to undergo a criminal history check
  • Provide valid, government-issued photoidentification
  • Do not have a current or prior relationship with a SWMCCC incarcerated individual or the family of an individual who is housed at a SWMCCC facility
  • Agree to volunteer without compensation
  • Willing to complete any training requirements
  • You must agree in writing to abide by all SWMCCC policies and procedures related to confidentiality and security practices
  • Being previously incarcerated, under supervision of Parole/Probation is subject to approval by a Warden or the Operations Administrator

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please take a moment to review

our PREA Handbook for Contractors, Volunteers, and Service Providers and complete the Criminal Record Check. Once you have completed the paperwork you can return it by emailing the completed forms to the Community Resource Manager or mailing the completed forms or dropping it off at the front desk of the facility where you will be volunteering.


Is there training required to be a Volunteer?

Yes, Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) training for volunteers who intend to provide a service and or conduct an ongoing group. This training will be required every two years. 

Dickinson AdultDetention Center                                       Dakota Women’s Correctional Rehab Center 

66 Museum Drive                                                             440 McKenzie St.

Dickinson, ND 58601                                                        New England, ND 58647


Community Resource Manager

Amanda Holt

701-579-5100 ext.153

SWMCCC stands for caring, dignity, and respect of the individual; quality service; open communications; and teamwork.