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The Beat Within runs primarily on the support of committed volunteers, both in our office and in the workshops in juvenile halls. We are always looking for people of all walks of life to be a part of our community. You do not need a background in juvenile justice or related issue. You do not need to be a great writer. All you need to have is an interest in the program and working with young people. To help with typing and or editing, please contact Lisa Lavaysse. Typing volunteers must be located in San Francisco.

To volunteer in the writing workshops in juvenile hall:

  • You MUST be at least 21 years old
  • You need to be able to commit to a minimum of 6 months with the program
  • You will attend mandatory training through The Beat Within.
  • You must pass a background check (costing $30)

Most of The Beat Within locations can accept new volunteers. Please contact us for more info on each location. If you are interested in being a volunteer or intern with The Beat Within, please submit a cover letter and resume to Lisa Lavaysse.