Prison Volunteer (Washington Corrections Center for Women)


(47.34567,-122.61446)
 

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. Volunteers can engage in the prison classes and workshops in multiple ways, including as facilitators (please see other posting!), assistants, or even just as class participants.

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 volunteers to have...

  • Willingness to participate
  • Knowledge of NVC and/or mindfulness
  • A non-heirarchical and anti-oppressive approach to the classroom
  • 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)

We welcome skills of all levels. Freedom Project works to provide training opportunities around various skills that will improve the capacity of volunteers to engage in NVC and mindfulness classes in the prison (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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