Get involved with one of the opportunities below!
AFSC’s Michigan Criminal Justice Program is committed to criminal justice reform work in MI. Our program provides direct advocacy services for people in prison in Michigan and then works on larger systemic reforms based on the needs and issues raised by the people most impacted by the system–prisoners, loved ones of prisoners, prison staff, and impacted community members. We rely on volunteers to help us get through piles of important work and we provide meaningful and important volunteer opportunities. AFSC has the following volunteer needs:
- If you are interested in gaining a robust understanding of the prison system in Michigan and working to make a difference in the lives of people living behind the walls, AFSC staff will train you to become adept at advocating for and with people sentenced to prison in MI. These volunteer hours are available to folks who can commit time to our work during the work week hours of 8:00 to 5:00.
- If you are interested in developing a complex understanding of the criminal justice system through the eyes of folks serving long-sentences and working to change perceptions about punishment and “violent offenders”, AFSC staff will train you to become a co-mentor in our Good Neighbor Project. This volunteer position is more flexible regarding time commitment–though you will have to commit to participate in a 3 to 6 hour training and regular follow-up conference calls.
- If you are interested in helping to keep our office clean, we need a volunteer willing to commit to cleaning our space every other week