PRISON AND JAIL MINISTRY
County jails are where public offenders are first confined and where they feel the impact of their situation. They have been defeated. They feel helpless and hopeless. A chaplain can perform a valid and effective ministry to these offenders if the volunteers are carefully selected and if officials cooperate and support their efforts.
To determine if there is a need in the jail, contact the Captain or Jail Administrator. If you want to volunteer in a prison, the chaplain should be contacted at the prison and if there is not a chaplain, the volunteer coordinator should be contacted.
Volunteers should have a deep concern for individuals. Inmates detect insincerity quickly; thus the motive of volunteers should be genuine.