volunteering for cmo

application process

Ministerial Booths

To volunteer, you must complete the following items:


  • Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) training:
    • What is PREA?
    • Watch required 05:17 min. online PREA video
    • ​After watching the video, contact the Inmate Coordinators' office at the Sedgwick County Detention Facility, 316 660.0883, to arrange to take a brief examination on the PREA video and to complete the information acknowledgment form.

  • ​When you come in for the PREA exam and acknowledgment form, also give them your completed application (from the first bullet at the top).  Be sure also to bring a driver's license or other form of identification.

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Note: Not all persons applying will necessarily be granted access to the facility. You must be approved by staff and pass a background check. Please contact the Inmate Coordinators at 660.0883 (M-F, 8-5) with any questions.

SCDF Chapel

CMO relies heavily on volunteers to minister to inmates at the Sedgwick County Detention Facility in chapel services, Bible studies, and one-on-one counseling; also to perform data entry, office tasks, and report preparation for the sheriff's office.

Thankfully, many volunteers have served for years in these capacities.  However, additional volunteers are always needed.


Volunteer Opportunities in the CMO Workroom

Data Entry / Keyboarding
CMO activity must be documented electronically for accountability to the Sheriff's department.  For Chapel Services and group Bible studies, this means names of inmates who have requested chapel services, as well as those who have attended.  CMO holds two or three services each day. 

Direct Ministry to Inmates

Lead chapel services or group Bible studies; perform one-on-one Bible study, prayer and ministry in the ministerial booths.



Call us for additional information at 316-660-7513 or send us a message on our Contact  page​.

A ministry to inmates in the Sedgwick county detention facility