Have some extra time? Interested in helping others? We have many open volunteer positions available! Please contact Kirsten Peterson at 618-271-7821 if you are interested in learning more.

*Volunteer Driver: We have an agency van, but need drivers! Must have a clean driving record (no accidents or tickets for 5 years), have a valid driver’s license, and be willing to drive returning citizens on predetermined routes in the East St Louis area during morning hours M-F

*Volunteer Office Cleaner: We have a two story converted home (basement as well) that needs to be deep cleaned weekly. You would need to come between 1pm-3pm on Mondays, Wednesdays or Thursdays to clean. Can be an individual volunteer or a cleaning team.

*Volunteer Instructor: We offer a Job/Computer skills class on Thursdays from 9am-11am. All class materials are provided. We just need someone to teach  between 1-4 returning citizens at a time  basic computer, smartphone and job skills. You can commit to one time a month, or weekly!

*Volunteer Counselor/Therapist: We offer a group session every other week from 10-noon on Saturdays at our office. The men gather in a circle, enjoy a home cooked breakfast while chatting about what brought them to prison, and what they plan to do to stay out of prison in the future. You are just there to facilitate the discussions and offer insight. You can volunteer just one time, or ongoing.

Volunteer Cooks: We need home cooked breakfasts for a group of 8-10 men every other Saturday for our “Share Your Story” program. If you are a local East St Louis area church, restaurant or civic organization, this would be a great way to serve your community!

Volunteer Office Assistant: OBK needs your typing, phone, and email skills! We need your attention to detail and timeliness to help us stay on top of day to day tasks. Looking for a volunteer to commit to 10 hours a week of office help between the hours of 9am-1pm M-F.

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Helpful Links

Illinois Prison Project

Catholic Prison Ministries Coalition

Catholic Mobilizing Network

Waysidecross Prison Ministry/

Catholic Conference of Illinois: Prison and Jail Ministry

Disciple Bible Outreach of IL

St. Leonard's Ministry

Southern Illinois District Prison Ministry

Dismas Ministry

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Email: kpeterson@obkministry.org

OBK Reentry Office:
614 N. 7th Street,
East St. Louis, IL

Office Phone: 618-271-7821

Agency Director:
Kirsten Marie Peterson

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