Volunteering To Carry the Message into Berks County 
Prison to the Incarcerated Alcoholic


Dear Volunteer Applicant/Existing Volunteer:

We are approaching a new volunteer year (5/1/17 – 4/30/18) and will accept applications beginning December 1, 2016.  Badges for the current volunteer year expire April 30, 2017. 

All volunteers (new and returning) must go through the volunteer application process as outlined below. 

  • Step One:  Submit volunteer application, filled out in its entirety. Applications will not be accepted with any section left blank. If it does not apply, write in N/A or None.
  • Step Two:  Contact your AA Volunteer Coordinator to find out if you have been cleared and to schedule your attendance at orientation. If you show up for orientation without scheduling, you will be turned away at the door.
  • Step Three:  Contact the Jail Volunteer Coordinator to schedule an appointment to have your ID photo taken. No walk-ins will be accepted.

(Scroll down to find)... the Volunteer Application and the Training schedule for 2017.
In order to expedite this process, please fill out the Volunteer Application and return it to the jail, Attn: Volunteer Coordinator, as soon as possible.

If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact the Jail Volunteer Coordinator (Lynn Ragsdale) or Jail AA Volunteer (Susan W.).  Thank you in advance for your cooperation.


Lynn Ragsdale
Volunteer Coordinator
Berks County Jail System Treatment Department
(610)208-4800 ext.4200

Susan W.
AA Jail Volunteer Coordinator



Berks County Jail System
2017 Volunteer Training Schedule

Training starts promptly at 5:30 p.m.

Monday March 6, 2017 Berks Agricultural Center
Wednesday March 22, 2017  Berks Agricultural Center
Monday April 12, 2017 Berks Agricultural Center
Tuesday April 25, 2017 Berks Agricultural Center
Wednesday May 24, 2017 Jail System CRC
Monday July 24, 2017 Jail System CRC
Monday September 18, 2017 Jail System CRC
Monday November 20, 2017 Jail System CRC

You must bring a valid form of identification with you.
You must schedule your training date with the volunteer coordinator in advance.
Training starts promptly at 5:30 p.m.  Late arrivals and those not scheduled will not be permitted to attend.  

Berks County Agricultural Center: 1238 County Welfare, Leesport, PA 19533
Please park in the parking lot next to the building and enter through the main doors at the front of the building. The auditorium is located down the steps to the right after entering the building.

Berks County Jail System CRC:  1261 County Welfare Rd, Leesport, PA 19533
Please park in the visitor parking lot near the front of the building.


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