How To Volunteer with Boston Project Rebound Re-entry Services, Inc. 

THE IMPORTANCE OF VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers play a significant role in the Non-profit setting.  Because of their firsthand experience and/or devoted interest in their field, volunteers are able to gain the attention and respect of our clients in a unique way.        

Volunteers are key players in programs designed for rehabilitation and reentry of inmates into the community. The transition process seeks to produce inmates who are law-abiding citizens with the strengths and skills to successfully manage the problems they will face daily.   Volunteers are the role models for this journey and are an invaluable addition to the rehabilitative opportunities that the Boston Project Rebound Re-entry Services, Inc. offers.

Sign-Up Process

Perhaps you have heard about Boston Project Rebound Re-entry Services, Inc. through searching on the Internet, attending an information event at a local church or conference, or being told about us by one of our Volunteers. Now you want to find out more about volunteering.

Becoming a Volunteer with Boston Project Rebound Re-entry Services, Inc.  involves Three major sets of steps to becoming a BPRRS Volunteer

  1. Call our Office at (978) 545-3607 or Email us @ Bostonprojectrebound@gmail.com and,talk to us about volunteering and what you can do to help.
  2. NO STAFF PAID POSITIONS, ALL POSITIONS ARE ONLY  VOLUNTEER POSITIONS
  3. Fill out an Volunteer application to Boston Project Rebound Re-entry Services, Inc.
  4. PLEASE CHECK THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE FOR CURRENT VOLUNTEER POSITIONS BEFORE FILLING OUT A VOLUNTEER APPLICATION.
  5. (NOTE) Having A Massachusetts Criminal Offenders Record will not stop us from having you as a Volunteer, but there maybe some Positions we may not be able to place you in because of your CORI RECORD, If you have any questions please feel free to email or call us ..
  6. Attend a in-person meeting with our Volunteer Coordinator (a get to know you time)
  7. Once your Volunteer application is complete, our Volunteer Coordinator will review your Volunteer application.
  8. Your Volunteer application will then be submitted to the Boston Project Rebound Re-entry Services, Inc. Board of Directors For approval or denial
  9. If Boston Project Rebound Re-entry Services, Inc. Board of Directors gives Approval for your Volunteer application, you will be notified by a member of our staff to welcome you to Boston Project Rebound Re-entry Services, Inc. You will be scheduled for orientation training
  10. If  your Volunteer application gets denied by the Boston Project Rebound Re-entry Services, Inc. Board of Directors, you will be sent a written reason for the applications being denied.  (if you are DENIED, You may write Boston Project Rebound Re-entry Services, Inc. Board of Directors and ask for a hearing and then it will be scheduled.)

Program areas in which a volunteer can participate include, but are not limited to:

  • serving on the Board of Directors.
  • literacy and educational programs.
  • life skills.
  • Job skills.
  • Drug and alcohol rehabilitation or education programs.
  • Support groups.
  • Peer Navigator
  • Assist staff with administrative duties.
  • Internship programs.
  • Restorative justice programs.
  • Other programs designed to assist in the transition between confinement and society and to reduce the incidence of recidivism.

DRESS CODE

  1. A volunteer is required to dress in a conservative and responsible manner appropriate for the volunteer assignment being performed and adhere to the grooming standards established herein. Regardless of the volunteer assignment, any attire considered being of extreme design, revealing in nature, or that conveys messages of a derogatory or offensive nature through language, logos, or symbols is prohibited. This includes signs or symbols of apparent membership in a Security Threat Group or clique as evidenced by tattoos or other signs or symbols of membership in such groups.  Any extreme haircuts, styles or colors are also prohibited.   

Items that will not be allowed on a are:  

  1. jewelry items (to include male and female) worn on the facial areas such as earrings or studs in the nose, tongue, lips, or eyebrow;
  2. any attire, to include skirts or dresses, shorter than three (3) inches above the middle of the knee while standing;
  3. any attire with a slit higher than three (3) inches above the knee while standing;
  4. capri pants shorter than three (3) inches below the knee while standing
  5. shorts of any length
  6. sweat suits and wind suits unless they are appropriate for the activity being conducted;
  7. any attire that exposes midriff or shoulders or any portion of the undergarment
  8. halter tops or tank tops;
  9. slacks and pants worn below the waist;
  10. any attire that is considered to be see-through, low-cut in the front or back or tight-fitting
  11. white shirt and white pants or skirt worn together
  12. flip-flops or shower shoes, which are any sandal with the top portion consisting only of a strap that divides the toe;
  13. no open-toe shoes for male volunteers

ZERO TOLERANCE FOR SEXUAL MISCONDUCT

The Boston Project Rebound Re-entry Services, Inc. has zero tolerance for sexual abuse or misconduct.  Volunteers are prohibited from establishing or continuing personal relationships with clients, including engaging in, or attempting to engage in, any form of consensual sexual misconduct with Clients, or Other Volunteers forcing or attempting to force clients to participate in non-consensual sexual misconduct. 

Current Volunteer opportunities Available

Board of Directors Members (Volunteer Position)

  • Board of Directors position – Requires Two hours Each Month
Drug and alcohol rehabilitation (Volunteer Position)

  •  (RECOVERY COACH) (POSTED 4/24/2023)

Peer Navigator

 


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