Volunteer Services Montgomery County Correctional Facility

Kathy Guevara
Program Manager, Volunteer Coordinator

Montgomery County Correctional Facility
Address: 22880 Whelan Lane, Boyds, Maryland 20841 | Telephone: (240) 773-9982 | Directions | Bus Schedule | Inmate Visiting

The Inmate Services Section of the Montgomery County Correctional Facility is pleased to welcome volunteers in supporting our rehabilitative efforts. Volunteers are a trusted part of the Correction and Rehabilitative Team. Lowering crime and recidivism rates has always required community involvement; therefore volunteers are absolutely necessary to accomplish the goals of the department. Volunteers giving of themselves can help turn inmates into productive members of society. We sincerely welcome citizen involvement from all cultural and socioeconomic segments of the community.

The Montgomery County Department of Correction and Rehabilitation provides a variety of programs that directly benefit those inmates who participate. These programs include but are not limited to: religious worship and instruction, education, recreation, and treatment. The general goal of inmate programs is to foster skills and attitudes that will enable inmates to successfully reintegrate into the community upon release.

Volunteers are initially screened for adaptability. Volunteers must possess positive transferable skills that an inmate can benefit from, and should express a sincere commitment to aid the Correctional Facilities in any area of need. After selection, the volunteer receives orientation and annual training. Program effectiveness depends on how well a volunteer responsibly adapts to the goal of the department.

The department provides over 100 elective programs and program tracts for inmates in the areas of education, religious activities, mental health, recreation, and library services. Programs are conducted seven days a week, ten hours per day.

Screening and Selection

  • Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must fill out Volunteer Application Form
  • Clear a criminal history check
  • Provide a negative TB test result or explanation from doctor
  • Will receive orientation, training, and quarterly correspondence

Volunteer Documents