Volunteer Opportunities


Ways You Can Get Involved

There are thousands of ways to get involved with Restorative Partners to enact restorative justice; or you can be creative and think of your own ideas! People of all ages from every part of our county can participate at some level. Whatever you choose to do, you will always know that you are helping to heal those most impacted by crime in the San Luis Obispo County. Become a volunteer in the areas below:

Juvenile Hall (Must be 18 to enter JH)

  • Take the lead on managing a program inside Juvenile Hall
  • Tutor a youth at Juvenile Hall or help lead a book study discussion group
  • Share your musical talents by teaching guitar, keyboard, drums, rap
  • Help with the anger management and recovery education programs
  • Assist with library development and book acquisitions
  • Teach/Tutor Life Skills and Job Readiness
  • Help with our weekend sports program
  • Teach yoga and mindfulness meditation
  • Participate in our Cal Poly Internship and Senior Project Programs
  • Teach a creative writing class and cultural studies class
  • Lead an Alcohol (AA) or Narcotics (NA) Anonymous Group
  • Facilitate Alternatives to Violence workshops
  • Celebrate with our youth at our monthly Birthday Events

County Jail and Honor Farm (Must be 18 to enter Jail)

  • Take the lead on managing a program inside the jail or honor farm
  • Train and facilitate in the Alternatives to Violence Program
    • Alternatives to Violence Program (AVP)
  • Teach art or music classes
  • Work with inmates and officers in the Honor Farm Garden Project
  • Lead a book study
  • Teach yoga and mindfulness meditation
  • Assist with literacy development
  • Teach computer classes

In the SLO Communities and RP Office

  • Have a Restorative Partner Staff and/or Volunteer speak at your club, organization, church, or school
  • Support outreach to victims of crimes in our community
  • Lead or host a fundraiser
  • Start a Restorative Partners Club at your school
  • Help host a holiday gift program for the children of an incarcerated person
  • Help with database entry
  • Assist with office work
  • Train to become a volunteer at Juvenile Hall or Jail
  • Facilitate Community AVP, NVC Practice Circles and T4C classes with Probationers
  • Facilitate AVP Connect

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How Can I Help?

Restorative Partners can only serve through the generosity of individual and groups who have a heart for our mission. We need your help!

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Contact Info

Restorative Partners

3220 South Higuera, Suite 103A
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 242-1272

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