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Volunteer at GRIP Training Institute!

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Volunteer at GRIP Training Institute!

GRIP Training Institute is a 501(c)(3) serving incarcerated people in the state of California. Our mission is to create the personal and systemic change to turn violence and suffering into opportunities for learning and healing. GRIP began in 2012 at San Quentin. In 2016 and 2017, GRIP expanded to 5 institutions. As of June of 2022, GRIP has successfully graduated 1,221 students in 5 prisons. From those, 528 have been released. Our success rate is 99.1%. If you have a passion for justice, and seek to work with others who have a deep commitment to personal and social transformation, and desire to learn and advance your role, then come join our dynamic, diverse, and growing team! 

GRIP Training Institute is looking for Volunteers! As a key member of our team, the Volunteer will provide support and collaborate with various domains within the organization. Your impactful work will directly help GRIP with our mission to dismantle the mass incarceration system and restore justice within our communities.

The Volunteer will report directly to the Operations Coordinator and will be responsible for one of the following categories below at GRIP Training Institute. This is subject to change and can cater towards your skills and interests. Our office is headquartered in Berkeley, CA, though our prison programs operate in a variety of remote locations throughout California state.

GRIP Training Institute needs support within the following categories: 

Programmatic 

  • Support the work of the GRIP program  
  • Participate in supporting events 
  • Assist formerly incarcerated facilitators with navigating technology 
  • Assist formerly incarcerated with organizational skills 

Organizational & Development/Fundraising  

  • Networking & Research 
  • Support events & retreats 
  • Grant writing - Fundraising 
  • Legal Services

Office/Administration 

  • Bookkeeping 
  • General Office 
  • Administrative/Organizational
  • Computer systems: software and hardware 
  • IT services

Communications

  • Website content management systems (Joomla and WordPress) 
  • Social Media (Facebook/Twitter)
  • Newsletter (Mailchimp email campaigns)
  • Database management (Excel/Google Sheets) 
  • Graphic Design: InDesign
  • Writing/Editing 

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE THESE SKILLS/EXPERIENCE: 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong leadership skills with ability to motivate and encourage others.
  • Fluency with Google Workspace (Google Docs, Sheets, Gmail, Google Calendar, Forms, Sites, Groups, Photos, etc.).

GRIP Training Institute is a 501(c)(3) serving incarcerated people in the state of California. Our mission is to create the personal and systemic change to turn violence and suffering into opportunities for learning and healing. GRIP began in…

Details at a Glance

  • Start Date
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    June 27, 2022
    9:00 AM PDT
    4:00 PM UTC
  • Schedule
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    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
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    A few hours per week
  • Recurrence
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    Recurring

Location

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Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Berkeley, CA
Associated Location

GRIP Training Institute

Berkeley, CA, USA

How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with GRIP Training Institute. Please complete the Volunteer Application and we will reach out with the next steps.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with GRIP Training Institute. Please complete the Volunteer Application and we will reach out with the next steps.

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