Connect Inmates with Friends and Family


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1548 8th StretDes Moines, IA 50314


Living separated from a friend, family member, or loved one who is incarcerated can take a toll on relationships. Apart from the limitations of visiting hours and the distance from Des Moines to the Iowa penitentiaries, the cost of visiting can often prohibit friends, family members, and loved ones from making the trip. For this reason, two or three Saturdays a month, Trinity UMC/Las Américas comunidad de fe provides transportation to the prisons in Mount Pleasant, Fort Madison, Animosa, Oakdale, and Clarinda. These trips are driven by volunteer drivers and accommodate anyone who would like to ride along. Volunteer your time as a driver and help maintain relationships between friends, family, and their incarcerated loved ones! Volunteers commit to driving one trip on one Saturday from Des Moines to one of these prisons. This usually last from 7:30 or 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Not all of the time is spent actively driving; volunteers have time to explore the area and relax before heading back to Des Moines.


  • Transportation
  • People Skills
  • Bus/Van Driving
  • Relationship Building

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
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