The Petey Greene Program - Volunteer Application

Please Select Your Region

The Petey Greene Program works in correctional facilities, colleges, and universities across the north-east of the United States. Please select the region in which you are below, before moving onto the next page. 

Pre-Application Checklist

Thank you for your interest in applying to be a volunteer with the Petey Greene Program.

We estimate this application will take roughly 15 minutes to complete. If you are not a current college student, please have your resume (CV) ready to upload. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.

Because of the sensitive nature of the work, we want to be sure we have informed applicants of all of our policies. Before you apply, please keep in mind the following:

  • The process of becoming a volunteer is selective. We are looking for volunteers who have a passion for education equality and who are committed to learning about and becoming a voice for social justice.
  • All tutoring or TAing is done on a volunteer basis; volunteers accepted into the Petey Greene Program are not paid by the Petey Greene Program.
  • The Petey Greene Program expects you to honor your commitment to volunteer by attending at least once a week during the academic semester (excluding breaks and exam periods).
  • All volunteers will be required to complete a training run by Petey Greene Program staff. Many regions will also host events and follow-up trainings that we will ask you to attend.
  • All volunteers will be required to pass a background check. The Petey Greene Program does not control the background verification process and cannot guarantee that you’ll be approved.
  • The Petey Greene Program operates on a principle of inclusion. The Petey Greene Program does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, disability, status as a U.S. veteran or criminal record. People of color are encouraged to apply.
  • If you are or have been involved in the criminal justice system, there is an optional question at the end of the application regarding your situation. You are NOT REQUIRED to answer these questions. If you choose to answer them, your answers will not be considered in evaluating your application and will be used to assist your background clearance process.
  • Once you have submitted your application, you will receive additional required forms via email, please complete those forms ASAP.
If you have any questions, please direct them here to:
New Jersey  
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Rhode Island 
Washington D.C.
Contact Information

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If your current address is your permanent address, please continue onto the next page.

If your current address is your permanent address, please continue onto the next page.

Permanent Address 
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Experience / Skills

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Correctional Facility



Preference will be given to those able to volunteer for multiple semesters.
Volunteer Interests