Volunteer Chaplains, Queensland

Inside Out Prison Chaplaincy
April 3, 2024
May 3, 2024
Queensland, Australia
Job Type


Use your life experience to minister to people in our correctional centres.

If you are called to provide pastoral care and provide non-judgemental support to prisoners, irrespective of their faith, beliefs, social position, religious background or their past, please call 07 3550 3789. We are seeking volunteer prison chaplains with the time and the heart to respectfully listen to prisoners and support them on their faith journey.

What is involved with volunteer prison chaplaincy?
› Attend and provide pastoral support at a correctional centre one day per week
› Conduct a Sunday service once every six weeks

You will be trained and supported to succeed in your role.

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.


Our chaplains recognise they are bound by legal and ethical requirements. They enter into prisons as “professional religious visitors” with respect for the authorities of the Correctional Centre and the laws of Queensland and the Commonwealth of Australia. They are expected to work respectfully and ecumenically within the broader chaplaincy team of prisons.

As chaplains, we are required to comply with:

  • The Corrective Services Act, Queensland;
  • The QCS Procedure “Religious Visitors”;
  • The QCS “Code of Conduct”;
  • The local procedures of Correctional Centres as prescribed by the General Manager; and
  • The SCB “ethical guidelines”.

Breaches of these rules and procedures may result in disciplinary action and potentially criminal charges by Queensland Police.

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