We Need Your Help! We have ways for everyone to offer their gifts!

Volunteer for OBK

  • Teach reading, writing and social skills
  • Assist workers to open a community vegetable garden
  • Expand outreach using social media skills
  • Assist grant writer in submitting applications
  • Develop database for contact lists
  • Explore various fund-raising venues
  • Develop marketing plan to expand OBK programs
  • Search for job opportunities for returning citizens
  • Mentor returning citizens
  • Collect items for Hygiene Kits from local church groups
  • Assist preparation of news articles for OBK web & Newsletter


Volunteer for Prison Ministry in the Diocese of Belleville

Pastoral Care

Inside the Prison: Sacramental, Catechetical, and Educational Programs

Outside the Prison: Providing Religious materials, family/victims support, and Re-Entry programs

Support Services: Clerical, Fundraising, and Prayer

Justice Advocacy

Inside the Prison: Restorative Justice, Legal Assistance, and Prison Safety and Abuse

Outside the Prison: Death Penalty and Sentencing Reform, Prison Privatization & Immigrant Detention Abolishment

Support Services: Parish and Diocese Awareness, Public Relations, and Data Collection and Research


How We Prepare You:


We provide formation for new prospects who desire to enter prison ministry both in and outside the prison.


We provide theological formation through Lewis University to train volunteers in Catholic Prison Ministry Leadership.


If interested in volunteering in any capacity,

please email obkministry2@gmail.com for further information.

Thank you!