Restorative Justice Volunteer Opportunities

Below, learn about some of the upcoming volunteer opportunities with the Restorative Justice Ministry. Projects include both single-day activities and longer term programs.

Please contact Julio Escobar at 415-614-5572 for additional details about any of the programs.

Empowerment Retreat – Saturday, April 1, 2023

This Spanish-language retreat will be attended by approximately 50 people. Six volunteers are needed to help set up, manage and clean up breakfast and lunch. We also need a volunteer with writing skills to write a story about this event. Flyer is below. 

Distribution of Easter cards and treat bags at the San Francisco jails – Thursday, April 6, 2023

Six volunteers are needed to help with distribution of Easter cards and treat bags to 850 inmates in San Francisco County Jails. Two locations are available: San Francisco and County Jail #5 in San Bruno. The starting time is 9 a.m. and the project will continue until about 12 noon. Volunteers will go inside the jails and hand deliver the treat bags with the Easter card. A valid California I.D. or driver’s license is needed for a background check. Deadline to register is Friday, March 31, 2023. This is connected with our Cards of Mercy project.

San Francisco Juvenile Justice Centers

We are in need of qualified Catholic volunteers who feel the call serve incarcerated youth at this facility.  The hours of service could be between 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m., normally 45 minutes to 1 hour, every other week.  Currently we are only providing Catholic services via video.  Volunteers must have internet / video conferencing skills. An orientation will be provided.  Spanish speaking volunteers are preferable but not required. An interview with Julio Escobar is required prior to initiation.