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. Come by the Durland Alternatives Library and check out what we are doing or email us at prisonerexpress@gmail.com. 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.

Volunteer Locally

Join our local volunteer list to hear about upcoming events. Right now volunteers are helping select books and create packages to fulfill requests from prisoners in the program.

Getting Involved With Prisoner Express

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...

Naima answering letters