Become a Volunteer! 




Our community of readers and volunteers is drawn from all over the U.S., Canada, and other parts of the world. They come from all walks of life and range in age from 18 years old to octogenarians. The diversity of their backgrounds and experience is matched only by the variety of benefits they find in working with College Guild.

A College Guild reader can contribute as much time as they would like. You do not need to have a particular expertise. There may also be other opportunities for volunteering, ranging from administrative work to creating new courses.  


If you are interested in being a reader with College Guild:

  1. Please review our Reader Guidelines

  2. A Volunteer Agreement must be signed and returned to us before you begin your work with College Guild.

  3. You can scan and email it to us at, or mail a paper copy. Upon its receipt, you will be contacted for a brief orientation that can be completed in person or by phone. 


“College Guild has opened up my mind. This organization challenges stereotypes about [incarcerated people]. I have loved being able to read [their writing] and provide them with feedback.  I understand the importance of being listened to and respected, and it is very rewarding to feel as though I am helping to empower a group of people whose opinions are usually disregarded."

-K., college student and volunteer


If you are interested in resources for volunteers click here!

If you are interested in resources for volunteers click here!