If you know of someone who is interested in becoming an approved volunteer within the TDCJ, they are encouraged to attend a 4-hour volunteer training session at one of the facilities listed on the June - August Volunteer Training Schedule (see link below). During the interim process YOU DO NOT NEED A LETTER TO ATTEND A TRAINING. YOU ARE REQUIRED TO CONTACT THE FACILITY TO ENSURE YOU ARE ON THE TRAINING ROSTER BEFORE ATTENDING THE TRAINING SESSION.
Completion of training is
not a guarantee of approval; all applications to include a criminal
background check are reviewed for eligibility. If you have a specific
question regarding your eligibility you are encouraged to contact
Volunteer Services at 936-437-3026. Applications will be available at
the training; however you may also choose to bring a completed Volunteer Application with you to the training.
If you are unable to attend a training session or if you wish to be approved before attending, you may either 1) download the Application, complete it electronically (on-screen), print, then send by fax or 2) download the Application, print, complete it by hand, then send by postal mail upon approval you will be sent a letter to attend a training session.
Bridges to Life (BTL) needs your help to facilitate a 14 week program in prison
units throughout the State of Texas. The program is currently offered in 34 facilities.
mission of BTL is to connect communities to
prisons in an effort to reduce the recidivism rate (particularly that resulting
from violent crimes), reduce the number of crime victims, and enhance public
safety. The spiritual mission of BTL is to
minister to victims and offenders in an effort to show them the transforming
power of God’s love and forgiveness.
Learn more: www.bridgestolife.org
Contact person: Connie@bridgestolife.org
Volunteers are needed in the Richmond and Gatesville TDCJ
Correctional Facilities specifically Jester IV and Crain Unit Valley Satellite
to help facilitate programs for offenders, such as arts & crafts,
garden therapy, music therapy, and others. For more information
contact Volunteer Services.
Family ministry was instrumental in reuniting a mother with her children. Read more...
Fellowship has designed a Training Resource Center where any volunteer from any
organization, churches, and PF staff can find numerous resources for carrying
out the ministries God has placed in their hands. The resources are divided into
four main areas of ministry:
is a live site that will continue to grow. The goal of the site is to equip all
volunteers and churches to serve prisoners, ex-prisoners, and their families –
so hearts can be healed and lives restored.