Prison Volunteer, Facilitator (Washington Corrections Center for Women)


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Cause Areas

When

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

Where

Washington Corrections Center for Women9601 Bujacich Rd NWGig Harbor, WA 98332

About

Join Freedom Project inside the Washington Corrections Center for Women as we provide opportunities for folks who are incarcerated to practice Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and mindfulness. We are particularly looking for volunteers who bring facilitation experience or interest.

Freedom Project classes run at this facility from 5 to 20 weeks at a time on Sunday evenings from 6:45 to 8:45 PM. These class series may range from an introduction to Nonviolent Communication to more advanced practice groups.

We expect class and workshop facilitators to have...

  • Experience in facilitation or interest in expanding these skills
  • A deep NVC or mindfulness practice
  • A non-heirarchical and anti-oppressive approach in facilitation
  • Social justice lens that brings an awareness of the prison system, mass incarceration, racial equity, and anti-oppression frameworks
  • Time commitment of 6+ months (given the time it takes to process new volunteers through the prison and the long-term nature of our prison programming)

If you do not feel comfortable stepping into the facilitator position, please consider joining as a regular prison volunteer! We welcome skills of all levels, as there are many ways to engage within the prison classroom. Additionally, Freedom Project works to provide training opportunities around these various skills (including a monthly anti-oppression training, NVC trainings, and facilitation skill workshops).

Skills

  • Mentoring
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • On-going commitment expected throughout sessions
  • Having a car is highly recommended (carpooling may be an option however)

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