Why Volunteer

Volunteers make a significant impact in the work we do inside and outside the institutions. As a Freedom Project Volunteer, you join an active community that is intentional about its values to:

  • Deepen our personal, organizational and systemic racial equity work
  • Understand oppression and how it shows up in our lives
  • Learn ways to connect to ourselves and others
  • Contribute to creating systems change and mitigate the impact of mass incarceration
  • Be the change we want to see: help create a culture shift from punishment to connection and community healing.

As an active Freedom Project Volunteer, you are supported with:

  • Free trainings in racial equity and anti-oppression
  • Ongoing race-based caucus and community circles
  • Free trainings in Nonviolent Communication with a racial equity / social justice lens
  • Free trainings in trauma-informed facilitation
  • Trainings that deepen your understanding of mass incarceration and other social justice issues
  • Access to volumes of training materials and curriculum in mindfulness, Nonviolent Communication
  • A team committed to your success, in which ever way you want to contribute
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December 2020

Freedom Project Info Night

December 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Freedom Project is a non-profit that works to heal the trauma and dismantle the impacts caused by the mass incarceration system. We do work inside prisons, reentry, and the broader community to support the people and communities who are most impacted.   Want to know more about Freedom Project and ways that you can be involved? Join us to learn about the people, programs and purpose of this community-directed organization. Learn about our vision and framing, community collaborations and what…

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How We See People: Anti-Oppression / Mass Incarceration Workshop

December 5 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

How do we see people? What’s the impact on others? What lenses do we see through and where do these lenses come from? How are *we* seen? Whether we are overvalued or undervalued by society, the ways that we are seen are influenced by multiple systems, histories, experiences and institutions. This workshop seeks to explain the systems and institutions that shape the ways we see ourselves and others so that we can be more accountable for the impacts: internalized racial…

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