- Increased recruitment through the media, staff presentations to civic/social organizations and individual contact has led to a significant increase in the number of volunteers.
- Victim Impact Panels are offered in most regions in coordination with Victim Services. Also, some community members volunteer to discuss their feelings about being victimized.
- Job fairs are held throughout the state with help from volunteers in business, education and state agencies.
- Parenting classes, such as those at the Neal Unit and Plane State Jail, are conducted by volunteers, such as Parents Anonymous.
- Volunteer literacy and language tutors work with students throughout the state.
- Special Programs have been presented by volunteers, such as a credit union speaker discussing personal finances and a judge describing the legal rights of ex-offenders.
For more information on volunteering for Windham, visit TDCJ Programs and Services Division's Volunteer Services Program.
Then complete the online application here: Volunteer Application - Online Form
Volunteering stories that may interest you:
Literacy Highland Lakes Receives Governor's 2014 Criminal Justice Volunteer Award - During ceremonies in Austin, Sally May of Granite Shoals accepted the Governor’s 2014 Criminal Justice Volunteer “Judy Burd – Windham School District” Award on behalf of Literacy Highland Lakes. For 27 years, this 501(c)(3) volunteer-based non-profit group has conducted GED classes at the Ellen Halbert Unit in Burnet, Texas.
TDCJ Public Information Office - Manvel Woman receives 2012 Governor's Criminal Justice Volunteer Service Award - Carolyne Fox of Manvel was presented the Governor's 2012 Criminal Justice Volunteer Service Award in recognition of her dedication in helping offenders incarcerated within the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
Women's Storybook Project - Simple idea with big impact allows mothers to connect with children.
Sour Lake Man Receives Governor's 2014 Criminal Justice Volunteer Service Award - Lloyd Michael Warren of Sour Lake, Texas was presented the Windham School District Employee Volunteer award during the Governor’s 2014 Criminal Justice Volunteer Service Award program.
Literacy Highland Lakes Receives Criminal Justice Volunteer Award - Literacy Highland Lakes received an award for volunteering its literacy services to female inmates at the Ellen Halbert Unit in Burnet during the Governor’s 2014 Criminal Justice Volunteer ceremony in Austin on April 17.