(Opportunities inside the prisons are currently on hold due to COVID-19)
We would love to talk to you about using your gifts and skills to assist returning
citizens, recruit churches, and network resources in the Columbia area!
Please email our Administrator if you can help in any of these areas of ministry:
Description: Volunteers would attend Jumpstart sessions and participate in small group discussions with CIU Prison Initiative students (all men). The group discussions use the book, "The Purpose Driven Life."
When: Monday afternoons from 1-3 pm
Where: Kirkland Correctional Institution, 4344 Broad River Rd
Who: Men or women welcome, but could really use more men
Requirements: Submit an SCDC volunteer application and complete one-time Jumpstart volunteer training session
Commitment: 40-week course started in January
Other opportunities: Jumpstart programs at Camille Graham (women’s facility), Lee, and Wateree (men’s) different days/times. Contact Jumpstart (888-403-3815) for more information on programs outside of Kirkland Correctional Institution.
Description: Volunteers would be a small group leader/ mentor for pre-release curriculum at Manning Correctional Institute (for men).
When: Thursdays 6:30-8:30 pm
Where: Manning Pre-release Center, 502 Beckman Rd Columbia
Who: Men (Women are welcome to come observe and gain experience so they can do this at a women’s facility. T&T only endorses same-gender mentor relationships.)
Requirements: SCDC volunteer application and T&T Small group leader training
Commitment: 12 weeks for course; ~6 months afterward as mentor
Description: Volunteers would help collect feedback from users of the current edition of the handbook of information we are giving as a pre and post release resource. Also verify information, update handbook, and format and produce future editions.
Requirements: Some computer, word processing, editing, or design experience helpful.
Description: Volunteers can help in a variety of areas, including website, social media development, graphic design (event flyers, etc), printing, database entry, and editing and updating pre-release curriculum.
Requirements: Could include computer, word processing, editing, communications, marketing, or design experience.