Prison Volunteer Opportunities

Old Joliet Prison "Community Volunteer Clean Up Days"

Volunteeer to help clean up the property and work to stabilize remaining buildings on the property.  Work shoes, work clothes, and sunscreen are recommended.

Must be age 18 or older to participate in clean up.  You will be provided with water.  Porta-johns are available on site. Parking in main Prison lot off Collins street.

To sign up, please click on the green "Sign Up" button below and then click the date on the calendar that you would like to sign up for.



Docent and Tours Volunteering

Want to help facilitate tours of the Old Joliet Prison? We have several roles to fill depending on your comfort level:

Tour Guide - speaking and giving the tour (script and coaching will be provided)

Chaperone - answering questions and helping groups

General Guest Help - New Role Coming Soon!

If interested, please e-mail Liz McNeil at!