COVID-19 information for Correctional Service Canada volunteers (archived)

Correctional Service Canada (CSC) volunteers continue to play an important role in supporting offender rehabilitation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here you will find information intended for CSC volunteers, including messages from the Commissioner.

Messages from CSC’s Commissioner to volunteers

Virtual volunteering

Volunteers interested in virtual volunteer activities can reach out to their local volunteer coordinator to discuss what is possible at their site or contact:

Below are examples of how volunteers continue to contribute without having to physically go to an institution or site:


Letters are special! Ask staff if there are inmates interested in having a pen pal. Volunteers can be matched to inmates who may not be receiving mail.


Did you know that volunteers have been sending information to inmates through their volunteer coordinators to distribute to inmates? 


Volunteers with a special skill or talent, such as yoga, meditation, music, art or crafts could send in videos that could be shared with offenders.


Identify opportunities to connect offenders who need someone to talk with by phone.


Volunteers have gathered items for offenders returning to community, and donated them, such as hygiene products.


For questions regarding volunteering, please reach out to your regional volunteer contact:

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