Volunteer with Prisoner Express

We need your help. Volunteer with Prisoner Express and see how a small effort on your part yields great rewards for incarcerated individuals.

Volunteers find more meaning in their own lives through their efforts in assisting others. You do not have to live in Ithaca to participate as a volunteer.

Distance Correspondence

Sign-up to be included in remote correspondence efforts. Right now volunteers are viewing poetry, art, and writing from prisoners and responding via our online app.

Getting Involved With Prisoner Express

Naima answering letters

There's many ways to be involved, both short term and long term. We always have data entry and typing tasks available for anyone who wants to offer a few hours of their time to support prisoners.

Long term projects are based on your specific interests, talents, and ideas. Here are some examples of projects that volunteers have created with Prisoner Express.

  • Education packet about oceans and marine life
  • An animation project that collects artwork from over 50 different prisoners and compiles each frame to create a short animated film.
  • An anthology of music and original lyrics
  • etc...

Click here to get started with our online volunteering program