Volunteer for a Weekend

A Charis weekend in a prison is centered around 13 talks by clergy and lay volunteers over a three-day period. Talks focus on living the Christian life, based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. The motto of Charis is “Listen, Listen, Love, Love.” Careful listening and unconditional loving are perhaps the two most important skills of team members. A weekend includes music and singing, worship, small group sharing, prayer and an Act of Remembrance service. At most Charis weekends, team members spend approximately 12 hours at the prison each day and are housed overnight in an area church or motel.

Send Overcomer Supplies

The Overcomers who come to the Charis Connects program are often without resources. Their first priority is to find a job and then they hope to find housing. As a member of the Charis community, are you able to provide jobs or housing? Would you be willing to talk to us about that? Or could you help in another way by donating personal care products that can be distributed to the Overcomers who attend Charis Connects?

Team Formation

Team members must have participated in a three-day Charis- or Cursillo-type weekend (Unidos en Cristo, Via de Cristo, Tres Dias, Walk to Emmaus, etc.), either in prison or on the outside. Volunteers must also submit a Charis team-application form and be approved by the state or federal prison administration