Is God calling you ?
Opportunities exist right now for people to serve as chaplains in prisons in most major regional centres throughout Queensland.
|Correctional Centre||Location||Chaplain name||Duty Day|
|Arthur Gorrie C.C.||Wacol||Cheryl, Hendrik,*,*||Friday|
|Brisbane C.C.||Wacol||John, Myra, Tim||Friday|
|Brisbane Women’s C.C.||Wacol||Debbie, Kathy||Tuesday|
|Lotus Glen C.C.||Mareeba||Darren||Thursday|
|Maryborough C.C.||Maryborough||Tim, Kevin,*||Wednesday|
|Numinbah C.C.||Gold Coast Hinterland||*||Monday|
|Palen Creek C.C.||Palen Creek (near Beaudesert)||Arthur, David, John||Friday|
|Southern Queensland C.C.||near Gatton||David, Alan,*||Saturday|
|Townsville C.C.||near Stuart||Wayne, Joshua,*||Friday|
|Townsville Women’s C.C.||near Stuart||Rhonda,*||Thursday|
|Wolston C.C.||Wacol||George, Debbie,*||Thursday/Saturday|
|Woodford C.C.||Woodford (near Caboolture)||Hugh, Hadley,*,*||Saturday|
* indicates a vacancy in this centre
To read about the experience of some of our chaplains and discover the exciting things that God is doing inside of our state’s prisons, please take a look at our publication, The Inside Story. If this sort of thing whets your appetite… read on!
Chaplains are volunteers, who freely give their time. They are not paid by the hour, although we reimburse them (by kilometre) for their travel costs, and quite often the prison provides them with lunch. Obviously, they are not in this for the pay! Rather they are driven by a desire to serve, to care, and ultimately to share Jesus’ love (which they profess to having freely received) to those who feel unloved and uncared for.
Whilst there is not a minimum qualification necessary, competencies in pastoral care will be assessed as part of the training process. If you want to get the inside story on chaplaincy, please download our Position-Description document so you know what we expect of our chaplains, and our chaplaincy policy outlining our commitment to our chaplains.
Once you’ve read these documents and prayerfully considered whether this could be the opportunity to serve that God’s calling you to, please contact our director for a volunteer application .