Volunteers & Events

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DOC Guidelines for Volunteers entering the Prison Institutions

  • Masks must be worn by all outside volunteers at all times within each institution. 

  • Masks must be medical or cloth and must fit closely over the nose, mouth and chin. 

  • Bandanas, scarves, and the like are not acceptable.

  • All entering institutions will submit to individual screening (including temperature checks), and must be asymptomatic.

  • Group size is limited by the size of the room.

  • Practice social distancing at all times at every event.

  • There is no vaccination status requirement.

Upcoming Events

  •  No upcoming events at this time.

    • Check back regularly to see events as they are scheduled.​

Inmate Testimony

Volunteer or Mentor

If you are interested in volunteering and/or mentoring, please select, view and complete the applicable form(s).

All volunteers must complete the Volunteer Application (see download below); register for and attend the DOC sponsored Volunteer Orientation.  Upon completion of the Orientation, volunteers will be mailed their Religious Volunteer Identification Card.

Mentor Training Packet

Read about the Role of a Mentor 

Read about PREA 

Volunteer Application

 

 

Some volunteer roles to consider

  • Church services (preaching, teaching or leading worship)

  • Pastoral care services

  • Bible Studies—teaching/discipleship

  • Spiritual/Biblical-based counseling

  • Christ-centered recovery groups (Celebrate Recovery)

  • Music and drama presentations

  • MentorNet

  • God Behind Bars

  • Kairos Prison Ministry

Volunteer Efforts Result in Big Life Changes

The following inmate testimony shares the impact and difference A relationship with God and ACM's Transformational Living Community (TLC) has had on his life.

“When I came to prison, it was like falling into a deep pit.  The lowest point of my life, I had no one to turn to, no friends or family to go to for help, and the only thing I could do was look up.  All my life I felt like I had to earn God’s grace in order for Him to listen to my prayers.  My self-worth was based on what I have done.  So I began to read the Bible to earn God’s grace and to find out how others got God to listen to them. 

After reading the Bible about six months, I soon realized that we can know for sure that we are going to heaven.  Salvation is a gift from God.

 

I’ve been in prison for 5 and a half years, I spent about 1/3 of that time studying the Bible.  So now I am here in TLC, and I feel blessed.  It really brings a whole new meaning to the word “family” and “brothers”.  God’s love has really shined here.  Thank God.

 

Being here and looking into my past with a different outlook has opened my eyes to a lot.  I now know what I did and what led me into my poor choices.  With this new information and the new tools I have learned, I can now avoid certain situations that can be a threat of bringing me back into the poor paths that I once took before.

 

I pray that people who really have a desire to change, have the same opportunity as we did.  I thank god for being here.”

 

 

                                                                                                                               Joe

Written in 2016

*Spelling and grammatical errors corrected.