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Volunteer Correspondents needed for incarcerated individuals (REMOTE)

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Published 3 months ago
Volunteer Correspondents needed for incarcerated individuals (REMOTE)

In September 2020, we started the Unconditional Freedom Project, with the vision of turning prisons into monasteries. We launched the course with our book, The Art of Soulmaking, at a state facility in California. The Art of Soulmaking workbook teaches prison residents contemplative practices, along with meditation and yoga. Every student is paired with a volunteer to correspond with by mail as they journey through the course.

We currently have over 200 people enrolled in the program and our waitlist is growing each week as women inside hear about us from those in our program!

The staff and volunteer letter writers at The Unconditional Freedom Project put our pens and hearts to paper and have been writing to our incarcerated participants as they journey through soulmaking. Naturally, we get shaped in the process, learning to meet each person human-to-human and heart-to-heart. As the number of people in our program continues to expand, our network of trained volunteers who correspond with these women grows too. Our volunteers are made up of people from local community centers, senior homes, donors and friends from around the country.

Fill out a form to volunteer here!

In September 2020, we started the Unconditional Freedom Project, with the vision of turning prisons into monasteries. We launched the course with our book, The Art of Soulmaking, at a state facility in California. The Art of Soulmaking…

Details at a Glance

  • Schedule
    Weekends
  • Time Commitment
    A few hours per week
  • Recurrence
    Recurring
  • Training Provided
  • Groups Welcome

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in the world
Associated Location
1275 4th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95404, USA
#3220

How to Apply

The Art of Soulmaking program participants are supported by an extensive network of trained volunteers like you who correspond with them via mail. The correspondence between an inmate and a volunteer is a vulnerable exchange between two practitioners as they heal and strengthen their relationship to the soul. 

In our experience, volunteers are just as affected as the people we serve. There is so much we can learn from one another. The incarcerated people we work with show optimism in the face of hardship, and resourcefulness in the face of lack. Our goal is to provide the opportunity to distribute the wealth of tools and resources we on the outside have, in exchange for the humanity those on the ‘inside’ have, such that, in the process of exchange, we both become whole and fulfilled. 

There is a 3-month minimum commitment to see participants all the way through the program. Average time commitment is 1-3 hours per week.

  • Receive The Art of Soulmaking workbook to familiarize yourself with the program
  • Receive a package of pre-addressed and pre-stamped envelopes
  • All letters are received through our organization’s PO Box to keep your personal information safe
  • Attend 3 group Zoom training calls to discuss the workbook, and the letter writing and sending process
  • Watch 4 videos from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) to become familiar with their protocols and certified as a volunteer 
  • Attend a monthly zoom call to share highlights from this work and meet other volunteers

The Art of Soulmaking program participants are supported by an extensive network of trained volunteers like you who correspond with them via mail. The correspondence between an…

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