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AdvisorsWe are currently not accepting new volunteer applications.

We are looking for highly reliable people who are at least 26 years old to assist as Reentry Advisors, to come in to prison once a week, meet with clients, and research their requests. This is an excellent opportunity for aspiring social workers, educators, counselors, law students as well as retirees. We can promise you a fun, challenging, and truly inspirational experience. You must be able to commit to volunteering for 1 year in order to provide the clients continuity. The weekly time commitment is approximately 3 hours on site, plus 3-5 hours of research. We especially need Spanish speakers. We also seek volunteers with knowledge of ASL.

You will be required to attend two 2-hour trainings and submit your resume, a volunteer questionnaire,  a TB test and data for a background check. The orientation will cover prison rules and regulations and give an overview of the program, the scope of work, and programming in prisons in general.


Dressout CoordinatorsWe are currently not accepting new volunteer applications.

We also need people to assist with our parole clothing program — for soliciting donations, picking them up, sorting, packaging and mailing. 

Grant Writers, Fund Raisers, Writers: We are currently not accepting new volunteer applications.

Volunteer opportunities for you who would like to help but cannot come to San Quentin every week. If you have at special talent or interest that you would like to put to good use to benefit our clients, let us know and we will be happy to talk to you!

Please contact us at for more details.

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