How To Volunteer

CPF is a volunteer-based nonprofit organization. We need help with responding to and processing letters from our incarcerated correspondents, writing and disseminating human rights reports based on reported conditions and treatment, finding creative solutions to get out the unheard voices of our correspondents, fundraising, promoting and/or participating in CPF outreach events and activities, such as our monthly Liberate The Caged Voices events, and with many other tasks and projects, both in and outside of the CPF office.

LETTER TYPING TEAM: We also need help typing scanned prison letters, a job that can be done from home, and vastly facilitates our ability to elevate unheard voices via, for example, the production of prison reports and the Prison Focus newspaper.  

How to get started:

Monthly Activist Meetings

CPF Activist Meetings are generally the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30PM at the CPF office. Confirm the date and time in advance by looking at the CPF events calendar, and double check the day of the meeting to confirm that it has not been cancelled or rescheduled. We generally share snacks while discussing organizational news, projects, needs and strategies. Our monthly meetings provide an opportunity to make group decisions, and most importantly, to nurture and maintain strong group cohesion. Anybody is welcome to join the monthly CPF Activist Meeting to get a sense of the work we do here at California Prison Focus.