• 10 people are interested

Friends Outside Peer Coach

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ORGANIZATION: Friends Outside

  • 10 people are interested

Do you have a passion for social change and criminal justice? Are you an advocate for criminal offenders and ex-offenders? Do you believe in restoring justice, providing hope, and supporting change for those impacted by incarceration?

Friends Outside is a program that supports the incarcerated, their family members, and those recently released in Santa Cruz County. We are looking for passionate, empathetic volunteers to be case managers and peer coaches for our program!

Volunteers with Friends Outside have meaningful and fulfilling roles helping with case management, doing resource referrals for clients, and peer coaching to help re-integrate ex-offenders to life on the outside.

Volunteers are needed in Santa Cruz on Thursdays from 12:30 - 4:00 (3-hour shift during that time).

Volunteers are needed in Watsonville on Wednesdays from 3:00 - 6:00 (Bilingual English and Spanish is preffered in Watsonville).


Volunteers will be trained at no cost by Friends Outside

3 hour/week commitment

Minimum of 6 months of service

The ideal volunteer might:

Be bilingual in English and Spanish for the Watsonville office

Have a background in psychology, sociology, criminal justice, or mental health.

If these skills don't apply to you, don't worry! They are not required, just helpful.

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About Friends Outside


1740 17th Avenue, SANTA CRUZ, CA 95062, US

Mission Statement

A program of the Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County designed to ease the trauma of incarceration for prisoners and their families, to provide information that can lead to positive changes, and to assist post-release clients with their re-entry into the community. Friends Outside acts as a liaison with concerned individuals, agencies, and the criminal justice system.


Friends Outside volunteers must be compassionate and willing to work with an often misunderstood population. Volunteers must also be able to make at least a six-month commitment to any position in the program.


Justice & Legal
Justice & Legal


Thu Oct 08, 2020 - Sat Aug 31, 2024
12:01 AM - 11:59 PM


Santa Cruz, CA 95062







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