Texas Reach Out Ministries offers many opportunities for individuals, churches, families, and businesses to get involved in our community.
We are always needing volunteers to help drive participants around the first few days after their release from prison. This usually means transporting them from appointment to appointment so they may begin the reintegration process.
You can volunteer to drive participants from their homes to meetings and church. Drivers are also needed to deliver donated items to the homes.
Volunteer for one day of driving or volunteer to be a recurring driver!
Volunteer your time to do maintenance on existing homes or help renovate new homes.
This work can range anywhere from landscaping, painting, fixing appliances, or moving in furniture. This is also a great way to get your church, school, or business involved in a community service activity.
This is a great way to get involved if you are looking for one-time service opportunities!
Volunteering in the office is a great way to get your children involved in helping the community.
These volunteers help by organizing the office, doing light computer work, or administrative work such as helping answer calls or filing applications.
If you're interested in doing some behind the scenes work, this is for you!
Teach A Class
Qualified volunteers can lead various classes attended by our participants.
These classes teach our men and women crucial life skills such as Stress Management, Problem Solving, Relapse Prevention, Money Management and Social Skills.
If you have experience teaching and are looking for a volunteer outlet, teach a class with us!
Lead A Bible Study
Weekly bible studies are an important part of the Texas Reach Out Ministries program structure. Bible studies are held from 7-9 pm on Tuesday and Thursday.
We are always excited to have new leaders, men and women, for our participants in these weekly studies.
This is a great volunteer opportunity for those interested in the mentorship program, but unable to dedicate the time.
Your services would be necessary on a case-by-case basis. Applicant would not be needed more than 2 hours a week.
This is a great opportunity to serve Texas Reach Out Ministries behind the scenes. Every other Thursday, members of our board and volunteers read applications for Texas Reach Out and determine who will be the next people to join our program. These individuals read testimonies of how God is working in the prison system, and help provide an opportunity for participants to get a fresh start. Time commitment is around 3 hours, bi-weekly.
Community Service Coordinator
Once a month, we ask that our participants finish 4-8 hours of community service in the Austin community, so that they can serve, just as they have been served. We ask for a volunteer to be able to help drive participants to and from community service, and to volunteer alongside them. Volunteer opportunities are on Saturdays.
To become a volunteer, fill out our online application or download a hard copy of the application.
All printed applications must be sent to our mailing address.
A Common Question: Is there a threat of danger associated with working with convicted criminals?
Each of our participants has accepted Jesus Christ as there Lord and Savior and has made a serious commitment to walking with him in their new life outside of prison. We do not accept applicants who we believe might bring danger into the home and risk the development of other participants. The reality is that we are all broken by sin; the formerly incarcerated, mentors, volunteers, and workers of Texas Reach Out Ministries and are equally in need of God's grace.
"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." Romans 3:23