How to Become an M-2 Volunteer

Three Simple Steps

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Apply

Fill out an application so we have your details on record.

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Training

Participate in a brief training process.

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Meet Inmate

Once approved, you can meet your assigned inmate!

Benefit for Inmates

Inmates undoubtedly benefit from visits in numerous untold ways. According to feedback and observations, some improvements inmates show:

  • general positive attitude
  • feelings of self worth
  • increased hope for the future
  • improved behavior while incarcerated
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Benefit for Inmates

Inmates undoubtedly benefit from visits in numerous untold ways. According to feedback and observations, some improvements inmates show:

  • general positive attitude
  • feelings of self worth
  • increased hope for the future
  • improved behavior while incarcerated
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Rewarding for Volunteer

Volunteers have reported benefits ranging from happier to ‘finding a new purpose’. Other benefits include:

  • rewarding feeling of witness to another
  • positively impacting someone in need
  • feeling of doing God’s work
  • improvement in other relationships
  • learning about self and deeper meaning of life

The Community Benefits Too!

The fabric of our community is relationships. When we take the time to witness to one another and build meaningful relationships, the community is likely to benefit in these ways:

  • Increase in other service outreach
  • God’s kingdom grows
  • Improved family life
  • Decrease in violence
  • Children safer
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The Community Benefits Too!

The fabric of our community is relationships. When we take the time to witness to one another and build meaningful relationships, the community is likely to benefit in these ways:

  • Increase in other service outreach
  • God’s kingdom grows
  • Improved family life
  • Decrease in violence
  • Children safer

We are always in need of more volunteers for the M2 prison visitation program. The inmate waiting list currently has nearly 100 names. Please consider visiting an inmate!

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He’s made himself available to me [and] remembers things we talked about during our monthly visits.

Appreciative words from a visited inmate

My own family doesn’t even care about such things.

Appreciative words from a visited inmate

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What else can I learn about OVM?

OVM is an interdenominational, church-based agency that emphasizes justice, accountability, caring and reconciliation. Our offices are located in Newton, Kansas and we serve the greater community, including inmates at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility (HCF).

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Offender / Victim Ministries (OVM) provides programs that promote individual and social health, by supporting victims, mentoring offenders and educating the community. Community members have found enrichment and feelings of achievement while participating in our programs.

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Our Mission is plain and simple to address the needs of offenders and victims in the community. We have developed and administer programs that work toward bringing restoration, rehabilitation, and reconciliation between offenders and victims. Conflict resolution is the beginning of a journey toward lasting peace.

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