We need the help of more volunteers to give of themselves for a couple of hours a week to continue to grow and fulfill our mission. To date, virtually all volunteers have been blessed by the unique restorative justice program and the spiritual experience of Bridges To Life. For further information about the program, or if you would like a BTL staff member to speak at your function, please contact them directly through the links below:
Houston/Richmond Region - Linda Windham
Northeast Texas Region - Connie Hilton
Dallas/Ft. Worth Region – Jim Buffington
Austin Region - Deborah Hartman
Bryan/College Station Region - Margie Blazier
Huntsville Region - Richard Lopez
Beaumont and the Southeast part of Houston Region - Beverly Barnes
Brazoria County Region - Dolores Stoughton
San Antonio Region - Larry James
Amarillo and Texas Panhandle Region - Tac Buchanan
Indiana, contact Misty Wallace
Washington, contact Judy Dutcher
Go to www.tdcj.state.tx.us
Quick Links (on the right side)
Click on Volunteer with the TDCJ
Under Volunteer Opportunities click on New Volunteer
Fill out the form completely. It will not be accepted if anything is left blank.
In the section, Program of Interest:
Check Chaplaincy and your denomination.
Check OTHER and enter Bridges To Life
Be sure to save it, print it, and keep a copy to take with you to the TDCJ Volunteer Training. Be sure to notify your Regional Coordinator once you have attended the TDCJ training.
It will take several weeks for your volunteer application to be processed and a background check to be completed.
Once you attend the TDCJ Volunteer Security Training class and your background check has been cleared, you will be an approved volunteer for 2 years.
Do not mail or fax your volunteer application if you plan to attend a TDCJ volunteer training within 3 weeks. You are required to submit an application when you attend the training.
Watch Bridges to Life in action in this 3.5 minute video.
To see the full 30 minute PBS program on this ministry, click here.
To see this abridged video on You Tube, click here.