voluntarios comprometidos para venir a la prisión de San Quentin


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

San Quentin State PrisonSan Quentin, CA 94964
San Quentin State Prison

About

¿Tiene usted 21 años o más?
Are you bilingual in Spanish/English?
El Programa de Reintegración de California (CRP) busca voluntarios comprometidos para venir a la prisión de San Quentin y asistir a los prisioneros con sus planes de reintegración. Éste es una excelente experiencia para aspiraciones de trabajador social, maestros, consejeros, y estudiadores de leyes -- fun, challenging, and important.

The California Reentry Program at San Quentin State Prison is an independent advising program that seeks to cover a wide array of future-parolees' needs. Our services include academic advising, referrals to housing resources, job advice/ placement, child-support issues, workshops, etc. We provide one-on-one counseling with inmates who are paroling within the next few weeks, months and years. They come to us with questions about their future in regards to education, housing requests, employment and like issues, and it's our job to assess their current needs, experience and interests, and support them in establishing a plan to achieve their goals once paroled.

Volunteers are needed to go to San Quentin for about three hours once a week. This time is used to meet new clients and assess their needs and to give returning clients information from the previous week or take their new requests. Typically, we'll see 30-40 prisoners per evening. Many of the men want to know how to get their GEDs, some want an Associate of Arts degree, others have questions about what it might take to open a hot dog stand or start a new career. We also help fill out college/financial aid applications.

We are looking for highly reliable people to assist as Pre-release Advisors, who come in once a week (Tuesday or Thursday evening, or Friday afternoons), meet with the prisoners, and research their requests. Excellent experience for aspiring social workers, educators, counselors, and law students. Fun, challenging, and truly inspirational. We are looking for at least a 6-month commitment but prefer a 1-year commitment. Time commitment per week: approximately 3 hours on site, plus 3-5 hours of research.

In order to volunteer inside the prison, you will be required to attend two 2-hour orientation/ training sessions (one about prison rules and one job training) and submit data for a background check. Please contact us for the date, time and location of our next orientation.

Skills

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10 hours per week

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