BECOME A VOLUNTEER

“Among Freedom Project volunteers, we say that the time we spend in prison is more fun than almost anything else. Volunteering inside prison with Freedom Project meets needs for contribution, appreciation and connection, that are not easily satisfied in other ways.”

Ways to Be Involved

– Join our Board of Directors
We are always looking for community members with diverse skills that will support Freedom Project’s mission.

– Join us inside as a Prison Volunteer
We are eager to work with individuals who have skills in Nonviolent Communication or mindfulness/meditation to join us in our prison classrooms. If this excites or inspires you, contact us today!

– Join us as an Office Volunteer
Get involved helping our organization succeed on a daily level by stuffing envelopes, answering phones, and helping out around the Freedom Project Office.

– Contribute a skill
Do you bring a special skill that you want to share with us? Maybe you’re great at designing websites or promotional videos, have experience in event photography, bring a background in curriculum design, or just really want to share you’re awesome homemade pies with a great group of folks. Let us know how you want to contribute!

– Support Freedom Project financially
Donating to Freedom Project is an important way that you can support the work we do in the community and in prisons. Please consider joining a Circle of Support today –  any amount matters; all gifts are welcome!

 

How to Become a Volunteer:

1. Submit a Volunteer Application
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2. Attend our Volunteer Info Session

These Info Sessions provide you the opportunity to learn more about Freedom Project, our programs, what you can do to be involved, and the process of becoming a volunteer. Plus, it’s a great chance for us to get to know you!

– 2nd Wednesdays of the month
6 to 8 PM
Hillman City Collaboratory (5623 Rainier Ave S, Seattle 98118)

RSVP (not required to attend – however, this allows us to contact you should the event be cancelled or location changed)

– You will be asked to sign and submit a Confidentiality Agreement, Publicity Release Form/Acknowledgement, and Acknowledgement of Handbook Receipt

– Alternative meeting times available for new volunteers not in the Puget Sound area

3. Attend our Anti-Oppression Mass Incarceration Workshop

As an organization and community that works within the scope of the criminal justice system (during and after incarceration), Freedom Project works to have conversations and awareness around the issues of mass incarceration, anti-oppression, and inequities (particularly racial inequity). We strive to have volunteers – especially those going inside the prison – to be aware of this systemic oppression, power dynamics, and the impact at the individual and interpersonal level. All new volunteers are required to attend this event.

– 2nd Saturdays of the month
10 AM to 2:30 PM
Hillman City Collaboratory (5623 Rainier Ave S, Seattle 98118)

RSVP (not required to attend – however, this allows us to contact you should the event be cancelled or location changed)

– Alternative presentation format available for volunteers not in the Puget Sound area

Please note:

– All volunteers must be over the age of 18

– All prison volunteers must be over the age of 21

Have questions?

Email us directly at office@freedomprojectwa.org if you have any questions about volunteering with Freedom Project or the process to become a volunteer.

Click here to read our volunteer handbook.

Current Volunteers

Are you a current volunteer? Check out our Volunteer Resources page to access forms and resources.