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Opportunity Details

Justice & Legal Services

Age Minimum (with Adult): 21+, Minimum Age:21+

Friends Outside Peer Coach

Do you have a passion for social change and criminal justice? Are you an advocate for criminal offenders and ex-offenders? Do you believe in restoring justice, providing hope, and supporting change for those impacted by incarceration? 

Friends Outside is a program that supports the incarcerated, their family members, and those recently released in Santa Cruz County. We are looking for passionate, empathetic volunteers to be case managers and peer coaches for our program!

Volunteers with Friends Outside have meaningful and fulfilling roles helping with case management, doing resource referrals for clients, and peer coaching to help re-integrate ex-offenders to life on the outside.


  • Volunteers will be trained at no cost by Friends Outside

  • 3 hour/week commitment

  • Minimum of 6 months of service

(Schedule will be flexible.)

The ideal volunteer might:

  • Be bilingual in English and Spanish

  • Have a background in psychology, sociology, criminal justice, or mental health.

  • If these skills don't apply to you, don't worry! They are not required, just helpful.

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Contact the Volunteer Center

1740 17th Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Phone: 831-427-5070

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