Volunteer Opportunity

Writing Workshop Facilitator

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The Beat Within | Sacramento, CA
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The Beat Within


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Times of Day

Weekday Evenings

Time Commitment

A few hours per month

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


The Beat Within is a magazine of writing and artwork by and for incarcerated youth. Our volunteers are the pulse of our organization, and we could not do this deeply restorative work without you. As a workshop facilitator, you would be hosting workshops on various topics (that we provide you with), guiding the conversation, mentoring youth through the writing process, and typing up/editing their pieces. 

You don't need to be a writer or an academic for this work, nor do you need to have deep knowledge of the juvenile justice system. We ask that you approach our organization and our youth with an open mind and the desire to empower young people.

To volunteer, individuals should:

  • Be over 21 years of age to go into the juvenile hall
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Be available every-other-Monday evening, from 6-8 PM
  • Make a six-month commitment to volunteering
  • Make a monetary investment of $50 for a background check, completed by The Beat Within.

For more information or to get involved, please email Program Associate Simone Larson at slarson@thebeatwithin.org

The Beat Within is a magazine of writing and artwork by and for incarcerated youth. Our volunteers are the pulse of our organization, and we could not do this deeply restorative work without you. As a workshop facilitator, you would be hosting…

Details at a glance

  • Fee Required
  • On-site Location
  • Training Provided

Location

Sacramento County Juvenile Hall

9601 Kiefer Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95827
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