CALIFORNIA REENTRY PROGRAM NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
January 2 @ 8:00 am - September 17 @ 5:00 pm
The California Reentry Program at San Quentin State Prison is a nonprofit, independent advising program that seeks to cover a wide array of future parolees’ needs including academic advising, referrals to housing resources, job advice/placement, child-support issues, and support groups. They provide one-on-one counseling with inmates who are paroling within the next few weeks, months and years to help assess their current needs, experience and interests, and support them in establishing a plan to achieve their goals once paroled. They explain how to get a GED or Associate of Arts degree and can help fill out college/financial aid applications. Highly reliable volunteers are needed to assist as Reentry Advisers, who come in once a week, meet with the prisoners, and research their requests. Excellent experience for aspiring social workers, educators, counselors, and law students. A 6-month commitment is needed but a 1-year commitment is preferred. Time commitment per week: approximately 3 hours on site, plus 1-3 hours of research. Volunteer shifts: Tuesdays 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Thursdays 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m., and Fridays 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Must be 21 or older. Visit ca-reentry.org for more information.