Goal: a core group of students from Emory, Morehouse, and Georgia Tech to participate in reciprocal academic mentoring with the scholars at Burruss Correctional, a men’s prison in Forsyth, GA.
Georgia Department of Corrections Volunteer Application Process: in order to get a “volunteer ID”
1. Applicant goes to the Georgia Department of Corrections website.
2. Applicant clicks “Volunteer Services” icon on left menu.
3. Applicant clicks “Begin application process” button in middle of screen.
4. Applicant watches video of Dr. Turner.
5. Applicant will take a brief quiz which covers information from Dr. Turner’s video.
6. If applicant successfully completes quiz, he/she will watch an informational video. (If
applicant incorrectly answers or omits a question the video will replay and he will retake
7. Applicant will be directed to application to fill in and complete. Organization is “Common Good Atlanta” and site is “Burruss Correctional.”
8. Applicant will submit application.
9. Application will be directed to Chaplaincy Services at SOSTC.
10. Chaplaincy Services will complete GCIC/NCIC background check.
11. If satisfactory, application will be directed to OPS for social media background check.
12. If satisfactory, application will be directed to warden & chaplain of facility of applicant’s choice.
13. Within five days, warden & chaplain will respond to Chaplaincy Services.
14. If positive response, applicant will be notified of next training event. This can be a 2-3 month waiting period.
15. Applicant will attend training event and receive ID card at conclusion of training.
*If at any point there is a negative indication that prohibits an approval of application, applicant will receive a notification from Chaplaincy Services.