about kairos

For more than 30 years, trained volunteers from Kairos Prison Ministry

have been transforming the lives of inmates

at more than 400 prisons with one-on-one mentoring, uplifting sermons, and love.

  • Kairos Inside

    Kairos Inside is composed of well-organized and well-trained volunteer teams of men and women who present an introductory 3-day weekend, described as a short course in Christianity. This inter-denominational team of volunteers--both clergy and laypersons--works in cooperation with the chaplain who selects up to 42 inmates to attend. 

  • Kairos Outside

    Kairos Outside is a special weekend retreat designed to support the female loved ones of men and women who are or have been incarcerated. Families of the incarcerated "do time" right along with their loved ones. In a safe loving environment, women interact with others who are in similar situations and gain from them strength for challenges they face.

  • Kairos Torch

    Kairos Torch offers unconditional love and acceptance, encouraging young men and women to share their life journey through participation in a long term mentoring process. The program begins with a weekend retreat inside the prison. Torch team members commit to a weekly mentoring process with the youthful offenders for six months after the weekend.

  • Volunteer-Resident relationship

    Kairos volunteers must not be advocates for prison residents and may not visit residents.

KAIROS STRUCTURE

State Chapters are set up as one of the following-- Model 1, 2, 3 or 4 type states:  Delaware is set up as a Model 1 State. 


Being a Model 1 State dictates a single checking and savings account for the entire state

regardless of the number of advisory councils [AC's] that are set up.


Each AC will have a financial secretary [Kairos Donor Coordinator] and a treasurer. The financial secretary will ensure donations and gifts-in-kind are entered into Donor and then transmitted to the State Financial Secretary who will keep Quick Books updated and designate funds to each AC and the State as decided by the State Chapter Committee. The AC treasurer will be responsible for bank deposits and submitting receipt logs to the AC financial secretary. 


The AC expenses will be covered by submitting a completed Reimbursement Form to the State Financial Secretary who will submit the proper paperwork to the State Treasurer to write the check to whomever is to receive the reimbursement and have delivered to that person.