APPLICATION - TRAINING DATES - and OTHER INFORMATION — Applications are further down on this page

VOLUNTEERS are to train at the facility where they are working, or paperwork will need to be sent to the facility where they are working.

For NEW TRAINING or Annual Current Volunteer training, the sooner you schedule, the better.

Facilities need to know 10 days before the date you want to train and we NEED the four-page application filled out quickly.

TRAINING SESSION EL DORADO CORRECTIONAL FACILITY

Saturday, July 8 — New Volunteers 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Meet at EDCF Central Unit (main door) for fingerprinting and etc.

Saturday, July 8— Current Volunteers 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Meet at the TRAINING CENTER, GO south on Stone road, past the Butler County Jail, to the end of the road and turn left into the parking lot.

 

Tuesday, September 12New Volunteers 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Meet at EDCF Central Unit (main door) for fingerprinting and etc.

Tuesday, September 12Current Volunteers 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Meet at the TRAINING CENTER, GO south on Stone road, past the Butler County Jail, to the end of the road and turn left into the parking lot.

FOR TRANING APPLICATION, see below for 4 page app and address of where to send.

 

TRAINING SESSION HUTCHINSON CORRECTIONAL FACILITY

Monday, July 17

New volunteers 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.

Current volunteers 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

All training will be held in the Old School House on the Central Unit Campus

 

Monday, September 18

New volunteers 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.

Current volunteers 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

All training will be held in the Old School House on the Central Unit Campus

Contact: Jennifer Collins for more details.

620-728-3323 - Jennifer.Collins@doc.ks.gov

 

TRAINING SESSION WINFIELD CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
Saturday - September 16, Winfield, KS

Current Annual Volunteer Training 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

NEW Volunteer Volunteer Training 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Contact Phone 620-221-6660 - extension 56026

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APPLICATION FORMS - DOWN HERE - click on blue tab - PDF - 4 pages ------

PRINT the Four Page VOLUNTEER application FORMS and send to:

Central Kansas Prison Ministry, P.O. Box 1279 ,El Dorado, KS - 67042-1279

To become a volunteer, a person must first complete a FOUR-page application (PDF DOWNLOAD ABOVE).

During this training a volunteer will be instructed in all the do’s and don’ts of working inside prison walls.

After training the volunteer is given an identification badge which allows them to come to the mentoring program, Bible studies, concerts, Sunday services.

When volunteers choose to work at El Dorado, Winfield or Hutchinson, they are required to attend an orientation class or get their training there, to alert them to that facility’s requirements.

 

Following the required training, a volunteer will be placed in the area of ministry or education where they feel most comfortable. So whether it is a Bible study, Sunday services, the Mentoring Program (M-2) or Education, we will see that you get the help needed for your responsibility.

We especially need volunteers from the Christian Native American, Black, and Asian communities.

MENTORING through the M-2 program:

Currently the M-2 program is conducted at the El Dorado and Hutchinson facilities. Our greatest need is at the El Dorado Maximum Facility, located east of El Dorado.

In our M-2 Mentoring program, volunteers are assigned to inmates who have common likes and interests. The responsibility of the volunteers is to “mentor” the inmate. The word mentor means to “bring along side and walk with”, and that best defines the job.

Volunteers are asked to meet with the inmate once a month and write at least one letter a month. Volunteers cannot help financially or legally.

While in prison, visitations take place in the visitation room of the El Dorado Correctional Facility. This is usually on a Monday night for a 1 1/2 hour session. During that time, the volunteers and the inmate can play games, study the Bible, discuss family situations, and even drink a coke.

Usually during a visitation night, there are 30 to 40 volunteers who go in at one time, so it is a crowded room with lots of laughs mixed with some very serious discussions.

We currently have inmates who are signed up for the program that are in segregation: those who are in lock-down for 23 of 24 hours a day. Visits with those inmates takes place through a tv monitor system. Inmates in segregation look forward to visits more than general population inmates, because they get out of their cells for a while. These visits can also take place on the weekend of the volunteer’s choice.

I hope you will consider becoming a volunteer. Please give our office a call, and I can explain this information in detail.

Lynn Everett McBride, Executive Director 316-733-1537 -