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College Guild

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  • 208 people are interested
Respect reduces recidivism
"Thank you for helping us live."

In the privacy of your own home or office, a Volunteer Reader responds anonymously to a wide variety of course material, including poetry, artwork, culture, and science assignments written by College Guild's incarcerated students. College Guild's 25+ correspondence courses have reached more than 7,000 prisoners across the country for almost 20 years. Expertise in a particular field is not necessary, as the courses are designed to engage a variety of educational backgrounds and interests. Rather than "correcting" students' work, our Readers provide constructive feedback, encouragement, and a link with the outside world. Please see our Volunteer website for more information! www.collegeguild.org/volunteer-page-pitch

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About College Guild



Mission Statement

The mission of College Guild is to provide free correspondence courses that connect incarcerated people with a community beyond prison walls, fostering mutual respect through a shared passion for learning.


College Guild is a nonprofit in operation since 2001 and based in Brunswick, Maine. We reach/help students in state and federal prisons nationwide.

We have enrolled more than 8000 students who are incarcerated and who are seeking a chance to learn, improve, and grow. Unlike accredited prison courses, ours excludes no one - regardless of race, gender, age, sentencing, etc.

Through a mutually-anonymous correspondence with careful guidance and quality control, volunteer "readers" respond to students' wonderful poetry, art, and writing, through our 25 courses, including Creative Writing, Travel, Mythology, Marine Biology. Students mail their work to College Guild, and Volunteers receive an electronic copy from College Guild. As long as you have internet access, you can be a reader! Our volunteer readers reside across the U.S., Canada and points beyond.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Education & Literacy
Justice & Legal


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Adult Education
  • Tutoring
  • General Education
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Verbal / Written Communication


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 18
  • About 90 minutes per unit / avg once per month
  • Brief orientation via GoogleMeet; email required; over 18 years of age

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