Pen Pal Volunteers


  • To connect Christian Pen Pal Volunteers with Christian Inmates, for the purpose of mutual fellowship, growth, and encouragement
  • Correspondence and discussion of the Bible is a Gospel-rich opportunity to share Jesus in the ongoing conversations

A Good Pen Pal Is. . .

  • Someone who is stable both emotionally and spiritually.  The Pen Pal Volunteer needs to rise above the volatility of the prison environment and be a stabilizing force for the inmate.
  • Motivated for ministry.  There is little public glory in ‘doing for the least of these’, but this ministry has its own rewards in God’s Kingdom.
  • Upbeat and positive.  Think of your own disappointments and failed friendships.  Now add that feeling to the prison experience.  Christian inmates need positive encouragement from mature Christians ‘on the outside.’

Dave Nickerson
Pen Pal Coordinator

Learn More about being a Pen Pal!

Call 336-829-5060 and ask for David Nickerson, our Pen Pal Coordinator, if you are interested in being a Pen Pal. He is at the office every Thursday from 10:00 until 2:00 pm.

You can also call and leave your name and number for a return call or contact Dave via email at    

Click here to complete a Volunteer Application and here to explore other Volunteer Opportunities.

You can make a difference! We are thankful for you!