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 (5/1/18 – 4/30/19) and will accept applications beginning January 1, 2018.  Badges for the current volunteer year expire April 30, 2018. 

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 the 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 Volunteer Coordinator to schedule an appointment to have your ID photo taken. No walk-ins will be accepted.

Enclosed is the Volunteer Application for 2018. We are still waiting on the 2018 Volunteer Training Schedule. They will be sent as soon as the training dates are finalized.  

In order to expedite this process,
for Men:  please fill out the Volunteer Application and return it to the jail, Attn: Volunteer Coordinator

for Women:  please fill out the Volunteer Application and return it to Susan W. 2545 River Road, Reading PA  19605

If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Sincerely,

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

 

 

Berks County Jail System
2018 Volunteer Training Schedule

Training starts promptly at 5:30 p.m.

DATE LOCATION
Wednesday February 7, 2018 Jail System CRC Gymnasium
Wednesday March 7, 2018 Jail System CRC Gymnasium
Tuesday March 13, 2018 Jail System CRC Gymnasium
Wednesday April 11, 2018 Jail System CRC Gymnasium
Wednesday May 2, 2018 Jail System CRC Gymnasium
Wednesday July 18, 2018 Jail System CRC Gymnasium
Tuesday September 18, 2018 Jail System CRC Gymnasium
Wednesday November 7, 2018 Jail System CRC Gymnasium

PLEASE NOTE:
You must bring a valid form of identification with you.
If you have previously been a volunteer at BCJ, you must bring your old photo ID card with you to training. You must schedule your training date with the volunteer coordinator in advance. You must get your photo ID taken the day you attend training. You will receive your ID that day Training starts promptly at 5:30 p.m.

Late arrivals and those not scheduled will not be permitted to attend.
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.

 

Prison Volunteer Application
Men's Prison
Woman's Prison
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