Ministry Helpers

Thank you for your interest in serving.  There are many ways to get involved in jail ministry.  There are services, studies and prayer meetings.  There are also opportunities to help with the organization and administration of items for the inmates.  The best way to start is to download and fill out a volunteer application.

Note: Due to COVID restrictions, only the Chaplain will have access to the Jail for the present time. As restrictions are lifted, we anticipate opportunities for volunteers to be involved once again.

Volunteer Application (PDF)

Volunteer Rules (PDF)

Once you have completed the application and returned it to Ann Wales, our chaplain, then you will be invited to attend the next volunteer orientation and tour which take place twice a year.  This will give you the best introduction to serving in the jail.  Once you have completed these steps, the chaplain will share with you different opportunities.

Circles of Support

Circles of Support is a neighbor-to-neighbor inmate re-entry support program for men and women leaving incarceration and returning to the La Crosse community. This program works in coordination with the Restorative Justice Task Force to provide support to inmates who are committed to breaking their cycle of recidivism. Click here for more information on how volunteers and churches can support inmates through this program.

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