Get Involved - South Carolina
We are so grateful for our volunteers. Without volunteers who are surrendered to serving Christ, we could never accomplish our mission. We seek to deploy our volunteers in their strength and comfort zones. God blesses every one of His children with gifts, and if He calls you to serve with us, we will help you use it for His glory.
Volunteers get involved with JUMPSTART typically in one of two ways:
Inside Volunteers: Facilitate and lead discipleship programs inside of correctional institutions. You will be a part of a team that enters the prison regularly to encourage, inspire, teach, and facilitate the discipleship classes.
Outside Volunteers: Mentors who come alongside a man or woman who has been released from prison and help them reintegrate into society. Other outside mentors use their gifts and experience in a variety of ways to help with social media engagement, fundraising, prayer teams, and just about anything else you can think of to accomplish the mission.
“Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”
Matthew 18: 19-20
The bible teaches us that “the prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective”. As a prayer partner, you’ll have the opportunity to pray for the many men and women we serve in prisons every day…and those from JumpStart that serve them.
In today’s business, finding the right person with the right skills and personality for your team is difficult. Posting ads, sorting through applications, conducting interviews, checking references and testing skills takes time away from your regular duties. JUMPSTART’s employment program strengthens your workforce by providing you with qualified, dependable workers and allows you to focus on other job responsibilities. JUMPSTART prides itself on the relationships that we have with local companies in the community.
Benefits of partnering with JUMPSTART for your needs:
Our goal is to assist you with quality control, light assembly, bundling, inspection, sorting and packaging.
We have a 90% retention rate. JUMPSTART provides drop-off and pick-up services from our facility for work outsourced so that you will not have to worry about being short staffed.
We provide ongoing training to educate our participants about the do’s & don’ts in the workplace, adhering to rules, and following the leadership of their superior(s)
We have staff members that will be assigned to your company that you will have direct access to at all times. They will also meet with you to discuss our progress and address any questions or concerns that you may have.
Along with a partnership with Palmetto Unified School District 1 (PUSD) our some of our participants are engaged in the WorkKeys® program while in prison to better position themselves for gainful employment.
Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC): This program gives the employer $2,400 for each new adult hire after they have worked 400 hours. Use this form and instructions to apply:
Pre-Screening Notice and Certification Request for the Work Opportunity Credit
Federal Bonding Program: This bond insures the employer for any type of stealing, theft, forgery, larceny or embezzlement. Click here for a brochure.
Ex-offenders are hungry for work and are willing to go the extra mile to prove themselves.
Email JUMPSTART Employment Director Don Williams for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org
Be a Difference Maker
By supporting JUMPSTART, you are partnering with God in His work of Restoring Broken Lives. With our 96% success rate, you can be confident that your support will make a difference in the lives of those we serve and in our community.
We are recognized as an Angel by the South Carolina Secretary of State because 91 cents of every dollar given to JUMPSTART goes directly to discipling the incarcerated and assisting returning citizens with re-entry services.
Your generosity will help those we serve have a future greater than their past!
You can learn about how our supporters have made an impact in JUMPSTART South Carolina here.
Ways to Give
JUMPSTART South Carolina
PO Box 1050
Spartanburg, SC 29304
+1 (888) 403-3815