VOLUNTEERS

Volunteering in the jail

Thank you for your interest in serving in the jail.  There are opportunities to serve in the jail with your faith community.  The best way to get started is to email or call our chaplain.  The chaplain will provide you with an application and invite you to the next volunteer training.  The training is the best introduction to serving in the jail.

Volunteering in the jail does require a background check and fingerprinting.  Volunteers serving in the jail, serve only if approved by Jail Administration.

Circles of Support

Circles provide community support to someone recently released from prison or jail (core member) working to achieve successful transition from incarceration.  Circles are made up of 3 to 4 people who meet with the core member on a regular basis for at least six months and sometimes up to a year.  They provide encouragement, mentoring, ideas and moral support.  If you are interested in becoming a member of a circle, or you or someone you know would like to become a core member, please email Scircles2021@gmail.com

Board Members

If you are interested in serving on the La Crosse Jail Ministry Board that oversees the chaplain and the ministry then fill out the following application and return it to our chaplain.  The chaplain will provide it to the current board that will review your application and contact you.

Board Application (PDF)

Our By-Laws are available on the About Us page; please read these to learn more about the Board and how it functions.

You need to print out the volunteer form, fill it out, and send it to:

La Crosse Jail Chaplain
333 Vine St.
La Crosse WI 54601

Any questions, please call the chaplain at 608-785-9772 or email chaplain@lacrossejailministry.org