We’re always looking for people willing to donate their time and expertise to helping deliver our program services and helping the community. Please contact us to discuss how you can best serve as a volunteer or fill out our Volunteer Application.
Where We Need Volunteers
We have a critical need in the following areas. If you have experience in any of the following areas and would like to donate your time to help facilitate one of these classes, please fill out our Volunteer Application.
Gang Diversion: Facilitate a class to give people the tools to resolve conflict, understand the psychology of human behavior, cope with stress, and learn to make better choices. Having California teaching credentials or experience facilitating a gang diversion or prevention program is a plus but not required. We have a curriculum for use in our program, so no outside materials are needed. Interested in volunteering as a Gang Diversion facilitator? Fill out our Volunteer Application now!
Job Readiness training: Facilitate a class to teach people the tools to locate, obtain, and keep a job. From creating a resume, showing up in an interview, to having a good work ethic and maintaining positive work relationships. Having California teaching credentials or experience facilitating a job or career readiness training program is a plus but not required. You may bring your own curriculum for us to review. We also have a curriculum in development. Interested in volunteering as a Job Readiness facilitator? Fill out our Volunteer Application now!
Mentoring: Be a mentor for someone who’s going through the challenge of transitioning from incarceration to life on the outs, or an at-risk youth on the verge of entering the system. Volunteer mentors must have completed a certified gang diversion/intervention program, substance misuse program (including AA/NA) or another CBT-based program, and must not have participated in the harmful activity they overcame for at least one year, to be eligible for our Mentor program. Interested in volunteering as a Mentor? Fill out our Volunteer Application now!
Personal Development training: Facilitate a class to give people personal development and growth concepts. Includes motivational messages, affirmations, goal-setting, mindset, and more. Having California teaching credentials or experience facilitating a personal development program is a plus but not required. We have a curriculum in development but you may also submit your own curriculum for us to review. Interested in volunteering as a Personal Development facilitator? Fill out our Volunteer Application now!
Spiritual Fellowship: Facilitate a spiritual fellowship group, teaching spiritual growth concepts. It may be a non-specific, universal approach or faith-specific. Volunteer spiritual fellowship facilitators need not be ordained clergy in their faith, but they must be a “faith leader” and willing to lead others in discussion and learning about spiritual growth. We do not promote any one faith over another. Interested in volunteering as a Spiritual Fellowship facilitator? Fill out our Volunteer Application now!
Substance Misuse: Volunteers will provide out-patient one-on-one and group substance misuse counseling for clients who were formerly incarcerated. Volunteer must be a California Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC I, CADC II, CADC-CS, or LAADC), Certified Addictions Treatment Counselor (CATC I), Certified Addiction Specialist (CAS), Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor (CAODC), or Registered Addiction Specialist (RAS). We regret that we cannot accept RADTs, RADT IIs or D&A counselor interns at this time. Interested in volunteering as a Substance Misuse counselor? Fill out our Volunteer Application now!
Our Future Needs
We’re also looking for volunteers who can help with things once we open our office:
- office work
- professional services (e.g., attorneys, nurses)
- marketing and promotion
- social media
Court-Ordered Community Service
For information about earning community service hours required by the court or your probation department, visit our Court-Ordered Community Service page.