If you are interested in becoming an approved volunteer within the TDCJ, you are encouraged to attend a 4-hour volunteer training session at one of the facilities listed on the Volunteer Training Schedule (see link below). At this time YOU DO NOT NEED A LETTER TO ATTEND A TRAINING, HOWEVER, 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, which 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.
If you are unable to attend a training session or if you wish to be approved before attending, you may either: download the Application, complete it electronically (on-screen), print, then send by fax or 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.