We’re thrilled that you’re interested in volunteering with the Justice-in-Education Initiative. See below for a list of our current volunteer opportunities. 

Tutoring/Peer Advising: Interested in helping our Justice-in-Education scholars with their coursework here at Columbia or providing advice for adjusting to campus life? Reach out to Lindsey Schram at ls2553@columbia.edu.

  • Open to: undergraduates, graduate students, instructors

Classes at Rikers: We consistently need dedicated and committed volunteers to assist our courses inside Rikers. Previously classes have included visual art and creative writing. Interested parties should contact Mia Ruyter at mr3460@columbia.edu

  • Open to: undergraduates, graduate students, instructors 

Teaching Inside the Prisons: If you are a Columbia University instructor who is interested in teaching inside the prisons, reach out to Geraldine Downey at gd20@columbia.edu.

  • Open to: instructors

Don’t see any offerings that fit your experience at this time? Get in touch. Between events, workshops, and other initiatives, we always have opportunities to get involved. Feel free to reach out to Lindsey Schram at ls2553@columbia.edu to learn more.