Interested in volunteering?
Next Training: September 22-23, 2017 (Friday evening and all day Saturday)
C4RJ volunteers commit to joining a team for at least a year. Many have been with us for much longer; a few since our inception! The teams generally meet once a month for an hour or two to review new policies, debrief a tough case, or brush up on skills. Circles are scheduled outside team meetings and will require additional time. Specialized roles require advanced training and greater time commitment.
It all starts with your interest, an application, an interview, and an introductory training. All adult volunteers who work on cases will be CORI'd (Criminal Offender Record Information) and cleared by the area police department. The qualities we look for in a volunteer candidate: committment (including available time), listening skills, patience, asking open-ended questions (or being willing to learn how), thoughtfulness, being non-judgmental but firm when necessary, and care for the wellbeing of a community. To strengthen the organization as a whole, we ask that all team volunteers also serve on one committee.
If you're interested in volunteering, please complete this online form. Alternatively, fill out this pdf application and send it to C4RJ, P.O. Box 65, Concord, MA 01742. We’ll be in touch about volunteer opportunities.
"...Find reward in providing both support and accountability"
Watch this video to learn why a volunteer has supported C4RJ with his time. His interview (starting at 1:07), paired with donors and community members, is part of a longer piece called "Finding Courage: Addressing Harm with Restorative Justice Circles" also available on YouTube.