Persons engaged in volunteer activities with the Prison Entrepreneurship Program (“PEP”) are called to high standards of ethical conduct and personal integrity. Power and authority are inherent in your role as a volunteer because the men you serve view you as The Expert or the person who has “got it all together” — they want to emulate YOU!
PEP operates inside two Texas Department of Criminal Justice (“TDCJ”) prisons and serves men released from TDCJ who may or may not be on parole. PEP operates under the auspices of TDCJ’s Volunteer Services Program and as such our volunteers are subject to their rules and regulations. Volunteers who wish to visit prison more than four times in their lifetime must become TDCJ trained volunteers. To learn more about training opportunities and rules of conduct for volunteers, please visit TDCJ’s website and the section for volunteers at http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/divisions/rpd/volunteer.html (the “Volunteer Handbook”).