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WOULD YOU LIKE TO VOLUNTEER WITH PRISON FELLOWSHIP?

If you have a passion for sharing the Gospel and serving others, we invite you to consider taking the love and truth of Jesus Christ behind prison walls. Whether your interests lie in prison ministry, advocacy, or family reconciliation, Prison Fellowship will partner with you towards making a difference in the lives of prisoners, their families, and their communities. We encourage you to look through the volunteer opportunities listed below and prayerfully consider embracing Jesus’ call to "remember the prisoner" by becoming a certified Prison Fellowship volunteer.

I've seen lives changed, as well as mine. I've learned more from the guys, I think, than they've learned from me. It's all about serving Jesus.T.J., Volunteer
At first I thought it was going to be intimidating. But it's not at all, it is so rewarding! And I have met some of the most special people.Ann, Volunteer
Feeling that joy and unconditional love. The fact that guys are treating us like humans. It's really the difference between life and death sometimes.John, Prisoner

HOW VOLUNTEERING WITH PRISON FELLOWSHIP WORKS?

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Click through the listings below to find volunteer opportunity areas that match your interests.

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SIGN-UP TO PARTICIPATE

Fill out the application form, and get connected with a volunteer director in your area.

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TRAINING & RESOURCES

Gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence you need to serve prisoners and their families.

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Join with other volunteers in your area to help bring restoration to people and communities.

EVANGELISM
Special events at local correctional facilities
MENTORING
In-prison relational supporter & accountability
BIBLE STUDIES & LIFE SKILLS
Help prisoners apply God’s Word to their daily lives
MINISTRY DELIVERY
Worship services, seminars, parenting classes, and other events
ANGEL TREE
Deliver a gift and the Gospel to a prisoner's child this Christmas
MENTOR AN EX-PRISONER
Provide encouragement, advice, and accountabilty to ex-prisoners
REENTRY TEAM
Connect ex-prisoners with the resources they need to succeed.
PRAYER TEAM
Join in prayer for prisoners, families, and communities
ADVOCACY
Raise your voice to advocate for restorative justice

EVANGELISM

In collaboration with partner organizations, Prison Fellowship carries out evangelistic campaigns in prisons throughout the United States, drawing prisoners to hear the Gospel through testimonies, concerts, and other attractions. These events are made possible with the help of in-prison event volunteers.

In-prison event volunteers attend special events at correctional facilities close to where they live. These special events last for one to three days, and volunteers generally interact with prisoners in a group setting. With the necessary training from Prison Fellowship, volunteers may hand out evangelistic materials, share the Gospel, and demonstrate caring through their presence.

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IN-PRISON MENTORING

Prison Fellowship mentors are regular people from diverse backgrounds, encouragers who go into correctional settings to develop one-on-one relationships with a prisoner of their same gender. With authenticity, gentleness, and respect, they model Godly attitudes and behaviors for their mentees. They also help prepare a prisoner for transition back into the family, church, and community, by helping them establish goals, learn life skills, and grow towards greater maturity. Mentors demonstrate commitment and genuine care along the long-term road to transformation.

Turn your life experience and caring into an opportunity for an inmate to change. Let Prison Fellowship give you everything you need to become an in-prison mentor.

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BIBLE STUDIES & LIFE SKILLS

In-prison facilitators use the Bible—as well as materials approved or developed by Prison Fellowship—to help prisoners apply God’s Word to their daily lives in areas ranging from addiction to parenting. Rather than simply dictating information, facilitators engage inmates in thoughtful discussions of the issues they face, teaching them to take hold of the power of Scripture to change their lives..

Have you ever wanted to do more with all of the knowledge you soak up during Sunday service and Bible studies? This is your chance. You don’t have to have a degree in theology, and it doesn’t matter if you’ve never led a Bible study before. Let Prison Fellowship give you the training and tools you need to share the life-changing truths of God’s Word.

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MINISTRY DELIVERY

An in-prison team member partners with a group of Christian volunteers from a single church, multiple churches or Christian organizations; coming together to serve in unity toward the common goal of seeking the transformation of prisoners through the power and truth of Jesus Christ.

These volunteers meet regularly to pray, plan for, and deliver Christ-centered ministry such as worship services, Bible studies, seminars, parenting classes, various special events and many other ministry offerings, as the facility allows.

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ANGEL TREE

Does your church or group love sharing the Gospel? Do you have a special concern for the vulnerable and families? Register for Angel Tree Christmas today. We'll help you re-connect hurting families and share the Good News of Jesus Christ—the ultimate Christmas gift—with prisoners' children who live right in your area. Your simple act of love will give joy to families who might otherwise have little to celebrate, as you show these families the true meaning of Christmas.

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MENTOR AN EX-PRISONER

Mentors are Prison Fellowship trained encouragers who help soon-to-be-released and recently released prisoners of their same gender carry out a thoughtful plan for reentry into society, including full compliance with conditions of release, as well as reintegration into family, church, and community.

As the ex-prisoner first engages with the significant challenges of reentry, the mentor provides a listening ear, encouragement, practical advice, and accountability. The relationship naturally decreases in intensity as the ex-prisoner reaches increasing levels of independence and maturity.

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REENTRY TEAM

For most prisoners, reentry—the transition from prison back into the community—is one of the most difficult parts of the prison sentence. Prison Fellowship reentry team members connect prisoners with the resources available to help ex-prisoners succeed, like addiction counseling, employment services, food, clothing, and housing. As ex-prisoners see their basic needs met, they gain a sense of security that helps them avoid criminal alternatives for good.

Let Prison Fellowship train you to help ex-prisoners access critical services and become productive, law-abiding members of the community.

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PRAYER TEAM

As a ministry that has been serving the Church on both sides of the prison walls for nearly 40 years, Prison Fellowship has seen God do amazing things through the prayers of His people on behalf of prisoners and their families.

Join us in lifting up the men and women behind bars, that God might transform these lives, and in turn use them to transform their prisons, their families, and their communities.

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ADVOCACY

Restorative Justice recognizes and advances the dignity and value of human life. It prioritizes victim participation, promotes offender responsibility, and cultivates community engagement. If we are serious about fixing our criminal justice system, we have to acknowledge that every single citizen plays a role in seeing justice happen in America.

It is time to build what some may see as a new and radical model, but is actually a long-standing and well-proven one: justice that restores. To learn more about restorative justice, and find out how you can become an advocate in your state, visit the Justice Fellowship, the advocacy arm of Prison Fellowship.

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YOUR GIFT CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Your gift today will help bring the love of Jesus Christ to prisoners across the country. Because of you, these men and women experience the life-changing power of the Gospel and learn how to impact their communities – both inside and outside the walls.

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REQUEST INFORMATION

Would you like to learn more about the types of ministry opportunities Prison Fellowship has available in your area? Are you:

  • Unfamiliar or unsure about prison ministry?
  • Have limited time and availability?
  • Are looking to try out prison ministry without a larger commitment?

No problem — fill out the information boxes to the right, along with any questions or comments you may have, and click the request information button. We will send you more information on areas that might be of interest to you.