Volunteer Resources

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Volunteer Resources

The following resources are for Stephen’s Table volunteers. Feel free to use anything you find here if you think it can help someone. And get in touch with us if you think we can help you.

  • Letter Writing Guidelines

    Letter writing is a very simple and effective way to establish and preserve social bonds between prisoners and their hometown.  Please follow our Letter Writing Guidelines in your volunteer service and get in touch with us if you have any questions or need any help.

  • Prison Resources

    Information about some common resources for prisoners and their loved ones is available on our Resources Page

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  • Groups - Sample Agenda

    To volunteer for Stephen's Table you must be a member of a Yellow Ribbon Committee. Committees meeting on a monthly schedule at a time that is convenient to their members and in a place that is private and protects confidentiality.  Yellow Ribbon Committees use a Common Agenda to organize the content of their meetings.

  • Groups - Meeting Report

    So that we can continue to support the work of their Yellow Ribbon Committee, Champions complete a short online report at the conclusion of each meetings. This report also enables us to keep track of the cumulative efforts of the individual committees that make up Stephen's Table. Click to access the online Meeting Report.

  • Groups - Consensus Guidelines

    Yellow Ribbon Committees may use any method they want to make decisions and reach agreements.  We recommend against using overly-structured methods -- especially those which promote a majority opinion over consensus.  Click for more information on Consensus-Making.