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Volunteers give of their time and energy to support PAC in bringing the rehabilitative processes of integrated arts and creative writing to those that are incarcerated and to marginalized communities with limited access to art. We wouldn’t be as strong of an organization without our volunteers! We appreciate their dedication in helping us impact lives through the transformational power of the arts. 


There are many opportunities for volunteers to collaborate with the PAC, from applying to become a Guest Artist or Scholar or volunteering in our weekly programs in corrections, to supporting our work in the Advisory Council. Volunteers support our mission in many ways, including teaching on site, administrative support, advising and mentorship, and support with grant writing and fundraising.




  • Teaching Volunteers support our teaching teams on site, working with participants in our programs in the prisons. These positions are available on a weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly basis.

  • Special Event Volunteers help with the coordination and implementation of special events, such as book parties, gallery openings, conference presentations, and more. These positions are available for the duration of the event or on an ongoing basis.

  • Outreach Volunteers help us with interface with the public, including writing and editing content about the program, support with publication of materials, sourcing and writing grants, and more. These positions are open to those experienced in writing, editing, photography, public speaking, fundraising, and related fields.

  • Office Volunteers help with data entry, filing, and general office support. These positions are primarily open to students.

  • Guest Artist & Scholar volunteers offer special talks at the prisons with our programs. These special opportunities are available to artists, writers, and scholars by application and/or by invitation.


For questions on becoming a volunteer, please contact:

Prospective volunteers may submit a completed volunteer application (below) with an email inquiry or bring a hard copy to one of our offices at SDSU, CSU San Bernardino and CSU Fresno.

Volunteer Application

Volunteer Opportunities


Photos by Peter Merts

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