Volunteering

Volunteering With the Oklahoma Messages Project: DOC Training Application Instructions

To apply for Department of Corrections training to be badged and be able to go into prisons as a volunteer with The OK Messages Project, you need to go to the DOC website www.ok.gov/doc/ to begin the process.

Once on the DOC website, below is the step-by-step process to get to page to fill out the information.  If you need help, please contact us.

Go down to Volunteer Opportunities

Go to paragraph How do I become a Volunteer or find a place to serve?

Click Click Here

Go down to Volunteer Opportunities

Click Opportunity Search by Facility

Select Agency Wide Volunteer Programs and Services

Click Search

Go to bottom of page and click The Messages Project

Below Opportunity Description click Sign up

Go to Not Registered With Us?

Click Start Here

This will take you to where you begin filling out the application. Complete the registration process by filling in each area of information and clicking the “Next” button. Below are a few things that might be helpful to you in the process.

  1. Where it asks about Background Check Authorization click “Agree”, type your name, “Next”.
  1. Where it asks what region of the State do you want to serve – click all 5 regions.
  1. Under Volunteer Opportunities, The Messages Project is listed under Agency Wide Volunteer Programs and Services.

Once your application has been submitted and you have been approved for training, the DOC will contact you to let you know when and where the next training will be held.   A contact in the DOC Volunteer offices is Don Dickerson 405-962-6111 who can help if you have a question about the application being accepted or about training. If you can’t go to the training you are invited (assigned) to, be sure and CALL them and ask for the next date!

After you’ve clicked on “SUBMIT,” please call us at the number below so we can follow up with the Volunteer Office; we have to contact them to process your background check in a timely way AND to tell you the upcoming training dates and place. They will send you an e-mail about a week before it, but we can help facilitate the process so you know ahead of time what that date is.