Beverly Gentle
(512) 854-9394

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.

Jail Volunteer Application Process


  • 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.

Volunteer Descriptions (Word Documents)

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