About the role
Volunteer chaplains freely give of their time to pastorally care for prisoners in Queensland. This is done in accordance to a Service Level Agreement which Inside Out Prison Chaplaincy has entered into with Queensland Corrective Services.
Typically a volunteer chaplain will be assigned to one Correctional Centre which they will visit one day a week according to the local team roster. This is referred to as a “duty day”. While in a Correctional Centre, chaplains may be asked to visit individual prisoners. A chaplain can freely enter a unit, if security protocols allow, to make themselves available to those prisoners present. Chaplains are also expected to lead a chapel service in a prison on a Sunday about once every six weeks.
Chaplains also participate in the local Chaplaincy Team Meeting at a Correctional Centre at least once a quarter although monthly is preferable. To find out more about the pastoral needs of prisoners, please consult the State Chaplaincy Board Handbook particularly pages four to 20.