How to become a Volunteer
Steps to becoming an RJM volunteer
1. Becoming a volunteer at RJM is different than other organizations because RJM serves the incarcerated. As such, you will be volunteering with an organization who serves the incarcerated. Your application and approval does not necessarily insure volunteering on the inside. There are many needs, and more and more volunteers are serving RJM and helping meet the needs of the incarcerated from the outside.
2. All prospective volunteers must complete a mandatory background check . It is part of the volunteer application. Download application from the link below and sign it. RJM must have your original signature on the application. Include a photo copy of your driver's license attached to the application.
3. Once the application is complete, submit it to RJM via mail or drop it off at the visitation office at 1835 Sandy Point Rd. (1st Bldg to your right). RJM will give it to the Chaplain for his approval and then to the Brazos County Sheriff's Office, who will run a background check.
4. If the application and background check are approved by the Chaplain & BCSO, you will be scheduled for a Volunteer Orientation at the Detention Center. This orientation is conducted by the Chaplain and the Sheriff's Department. The orientation covers the spiritual needs of those in Brazos County while incarcerated and once they are released. For those who will serve on the inside jail rules, policies, dress and how to conduct yourself around the inmates is covered.
5. It is the Chaplains' job to assess and determine the spiritual needs of those detained in Brazos County and to train, schedule, and guide volunteers to meet those specific needs.