Ministering the Gospel of Christ Jesus to the Inmates and Staff of the Pima County Adult Detention Complex

Volunteer Opportunities at the Pima County Jail Ministry

Volunteers at the Pima Jail Ministry

Volunteers Make the Difference...

Volunteers make up 95% of the ministry that occurs at the Pima County Adult Detention Complex. For those who have a heart to minister God’s Love in Christ, there is a wide range of programs available.

The only way darkness can prevail in the lives of detained youth, women and men is if those who walk in the light wait for someone else to do it. Whatever your gift or talent - embrace our vision and be willing to be used of the Lord, it's an amazing challenge...

We hold a volunteer orientation every quarter for individuals interested in the Pima County Jail Ministry. The orientation consists of:

  • A Pima County Jail Ministry overview
  • Video Presentation
  • Security Policies & Procedures
  • Application Process.

There is a $20.00 annual membership fee due with your application, payable to the Pima County Jail Ministry/RAC

Upon completion of your application, annual dues, and receipt of a letter of recommendation, your application package will be submitted to the Security Department of the Pima County Sheriff's Correction Bureau for a complete nationwide background check.

When your clearance is approved you will be notified and training will begin regarding your program interest. If your clearance is denied, you will be contacted regarding any discrepancies in your application. Other reasons for denial will be addressed on a case by case basis.

Clearance Criteria

  • No arrests past two years
  • Must be out of prison three (3) years
  • Must be off probation one (1) year, off parole two (2) years
  • No pending court cases in Arizona or other states
  • Member in good standing with local Church
  • Attend a scheduled orientation meeting/training
  • Complete/sign clearance application and supporting documents
  • Provide summary of criminal history (charges, dates, results) if exist
  • Pass a background criminal history check
  • Criminal history does not automatically disqualify if completely disclosed

Exceptions only by specific review of Commander of Security accompanied by recommendations from the PCJM/RAC in cases of assaulting a officer of the law or corrections, introduction of contraband into a correctional facility, terrorism affiliations, former gang affiliations or sexual charges.

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