The Goucher Prison Education Partnership: Information Sessions

November 15, 2017

The Goucher Prison Education Partnership (GPEP) invites you to an information session for individuals interested in supporting students who are incarcerated. GPEP offers Goucher College courses and college preparatory courses to students at two Maryland prisons. 

Interested in volunteering with GPEP during the Spring 2018 semester? Be sure to attend one of the following information sessions:

  • Sunday, November 19th 2017, 5:30 – 8:00 PM, Batza Room, Athenaeum
  • Thursday, November 30th 2017, 6:30 – 9:00 PM, Room G52, Julia Rogers

Volunteer positions include:

Tutors: Tutors commit to at least one evening of tutoring per week for the full semester and attend several tutor trainings on the main campus. Tutors should be able to assist with academic writing (across the disciplines), math (Pre-Algebra, Algebra I & Algebra II, Statistics, Precalculus, and/or Calculus) and/or Intermediate to advanced Spanish language (speaking, reading and writing). The ideal candidate is someone with demonstrated success in advanced academic work with some teaching or tutoring experience. Next semester, tutoring will take place on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6-8:30 pm. *Faculty, staff, undergraduate upperclassmen, graduate students, and other adult professionals from the Baltimore community are invited to apply for this role.* (Goucher students: Current and former writing tutors and SIs are strongly encouraged to apply.)
Research assistants: Research assistants serve as a bridge to key academic resources, gathering materials needed by incarcerated students to complete research papers and other academic projects. These assistants work closely with a specific professor and carefully follow institutional and programmatic guidelines regarding materials brought to the prisons. The ideal candidate should be conscientious, a problem solver, and able to work independently.
Administrative Help: A small number of volunteers provide administrative support. This work includes creating student files, assisting with various types of communications, data entry, and other tasks. Candidates should be detail oriented and willing to pitch in where needed. Familiarity with Excel is helpful. (Administrative help takes place on Goucher's main campus, not at the prisons.)