More than 350 active volunteers work in the jail contributing well more than 10,000 hours per year. Volunteers make up members of jail ministry, leaders of our 12-Step recovery groups, as well as teachers and tutors in our educational and vocational training classes. It is necessary to establish certain guidelines for the selection of volunteers who may be providing certain services in the jail which includes submitting a volunteer application, background check and interview with department head. You must be at least 21 to participate as a volunteer in the jail setting.

Jail Volunteer Application Process

  • Email: or Call: 512-854-6615 to discuss volunteer opportunities at the jail and to receive an application.
  • Submit your completed application, PREA form and scanned drivers license.
  • Interview with department head
  • Volunteer Orientation/Photo for Badge
  • Volunteer Assignment


  • Interested volunteers must meet minimum standards.
  • No convictions for any aggravated or sexual offenses.
  • No arrests within the past 24 months.
  • If on Parole and/or Probation:
    (Normally applies to Substance Abuse/12 Step Programs)
  • Must have a written recommendation from their Parole/Probation Officer
  • Must provide evidence of employment or legitimate means of livelihood
  • Must have been on Parole/Probation for at least 12 months without any incarceration time or adverse reports. 
  • Examples of Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Newsletter

December 2018

September 2018

June 2018

March 2018

January 2018


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