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. Approximately 75 percent of WSD-approved volunteers conduct tutoring.
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
To contact the WSD Volunteer Coordinator, either e-mail
or call (936) 291-5357
Women's Storybook Project of Texas is a volunteer program that started in Austin, Texas, in 2003 and targets the children of women who are imprisoned at some of the TDCJ prison facilities. Click on the link to find out more information.