Jobs Not Jails is a vibrant and successful grassroots coalition of organizers, community groups, and formerly incarcerated individuals that works to reform the criminal justice system in Massachusetts. Volunteers will support the Jobs not Jails campaign to advance its legislative agenda. Typical volunteer tasks include making calls, writing letters, in-person lobbying, attending legislative hearing, and recruiting others to do these tasks.
What training and supervision are provided?
Volunteers will be briefed by Jobs Not Jails organizers on campaign goals, strategy, and talking points.
Will you interact with clients and/or be able to observe court hearings or negotiations?
Volunteers will be able to observe legislative hearings and assist Jobs Not Jails with visibility at hearings (timing is dependent on legislative calendar, which can be difficult to predict).
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Volunteers can lobby, attend hearings at the Massachusetts State House in downtown Boston, participate in rallies in Boston, and may be able to do some remote research and calls.
Skills & Experience
No special skills necessary, but having volunteers who speak Spanish and Portuguese is always helpful.
Volunteers must be able to commit to at least 10 to 15 hours per quarter.