Prisoners Literature Project

PLP: volunteers wanted, volunteer survey!

July 2018  |  Published in Announcements, Latest News

As we steam into the summer months, we’re still getting 300+ letters a week from needy U.S. prisoners in search of dictionaries, self-help books, fiction, and lots more – that’s a lot! (We’re also getting some neat thank-you letters, as always!)

We’re doing great on donations recently of both books and money – though we always appreciate your help. But with our regular UC Berkeley student volunteers out for the summer, our in-person sessions have slowed down a little bit.

So please come volunteer with us on Wednesday evenings or Sunday afternoons in Berkeley, if you can! We’d really love to see you.

If you’d like to come to a quieter session, we also now have more ‘relaxed’ monthly Sunday morning sessions – the next is Sunday, July 22nd from 10am to 2pm, also at Grassroots House. Please check these out if Sunday sessions are a bit too busy for you..

On a related subject: have you volunteered in person at PLP bookpacking sessions at Grassroots House in Berkeley recently? Or would you like to help out more? If so, we’d really appreciate it if you filled out this brief survey.

We’re looking for feedback on our in-person sessions (if you’ve attended!), as well as looking for some additional help co-ordinating sessions & finding ‘special request’ books. So please check the survey out if you think you can help!

(This message originally went out as part of the latest Prisoners Literature Project newsletter, which you can sign up for if you want!)

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