Volunteer Application

COVID-19 Announcement

Due to the risks associated with the COVID-19 public health crisis, particularly for incarcerated people and volunteers, the Petey Greene Program is providing primarily virtual tutoring support for students learning in various reentry and institutional settings. 

As the pandemic evolves, PGP will also return to providing in-person tutoring support in a limited capacity, when and where it is safe to do so. For in-person tutoring the following policies apply:
  • Volunteers participating in in-person tutoring must be vaccinated and will be required to provide proof of vaccination.
  • PGP cannot guarantee the vaccination status of students or partner staff members who volunteers might interact with. Therefore volunteers may need to be comfortable tutoring or working with someone who is unvaccinated. 
  • Regardless of vaccination status, both volunteers and students will be required to wear a mask during tutoring sessions.
If a volunteer is not vaccinated or is not comfortable tutoring someone who is unvaccinated, PGP will still have virtual tutoring opportunities.

Please also be aware that due to the pandemic, there are a very limited number of tutoring spots available at this time. However, we encourage you to submit an application and will keep you informed of tutoring opportunities in the upcoming or future semesters, as well as other ways to support the Petey Greene Program.
The Petey Greene Program recruits volunteers to support the academic goals of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people across the northeastern United States.

Pre-Application Checklist

If you haven’t read through the Become a Volunteer page on our website, please do so before completing this application. Once you’ve reviewed that information, here are a few important reminders about the requirements and commitments for PGP volunteers.


  • We welcome applications from volunteers affiliated with our partner universities, as well as community volunteers (those who are not affiliated with our partner universities or are not university students).

  • 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 the injustice manifest in our carceral system and becoming advocates in the movement to reimagine the criminal legal system.

  • Volunteering is a weekly commitment that lasts a full academic year (two semesters, fall and spring). Our tutoring calendar follows the academic calendar, meaning volunteers are expected to tutor weekly during the semester with the exception of academic breaks, final exam periods, and holidays. Specifics about the tutoring calendar will be communicated by your PGP regional staff member.

  • Tutoring sessions typically last 2 hours. For in-person tutoring, the commitment can total 3-4 hours per week including transportation time, which can take 30-90 minutes each way.

  • Before beginning tutoring, all volunteers are required to attend PGP's Pre-Service Tutor Training and Regional Orientation.

  • During the semester, volunteers are required to attend at least one event in our Justice Education Series, as well as a Tutor Development Training and a mid-semester debriefRegional events and trainings may be offered throughout the year, some of which may be required. 

  • For certain tutoring programs, volunteers may be required to complete clearance paperwork and must have and bring a government-issued ID to tutoring each week (passport, state ID, or driver’s license).
  • All volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. 


The Petey Greene Program operates on a principle of inclusion. People of color, LGBTQ people, women, formerly incarcerated people, and system-impacted people with family and community history of incarceration, are strongly encouraged to apply.

If you have any questions, please direct them to:


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Boston@peteygreene.org 

NJ@peteygreene.org 

NYC@peteygreene.org

Philly@peteygreene.org

Pitt@peteygreene.org

RI@peteygreene.org 

DC@peteygreene.org

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.
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(This is the email address that we’ll use to contact you about tutoring with The Petey Greene Program.)

(Since you provided us with your school email address, this is the email address that we’ll use to contact you after you graduate, as part of the Petey Greene Program Alumni network).
Permanent Address 
Only complete this section if your current address is different from your permanent address. 




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System-Impacted

Are you system-impacted? PGP defines system-impacted as a person who by their own experience, family experience, school experiences, and/or communal experiences has previous interaction or involvement with and who is legally, economically, familiary, or psychologically affected by the criminal legal system. The criminal legal system includes arrest and/or detainment, criminal courts, incarceration, immigrant detention, juvenile detention, parole, and/or probation.


Examples include but are not limited to:


  • I have been detained by law enforcement.

  • I have been arrested by law enforcement.

  • I have been convicted without incarceration.

  • I have been incarcerated.

  • I have a family member who is currently incarcerated.

  • I have a family member who was formerly incarcerated.


PGP is collecting this information to assure that our program and staff remain sensitive to volunteers with lived experiences connected to the criminal legal system. This information will be beneficial to a better understanding of ways to specifically accommodate the needs of all volunteers, regardless of experience. This will allow the PGP to be aware of the issues faced by system-impacted volunteers.
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Correctional Facility


We ask this question because it can impact where you're able to receive clearance approval and therefore where you're able to tutor. However, the answer is not considered in evaluating your application and you do not need to provide details beyond the state and facility.

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