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Our volunteers make the Prison Library Project possible. They read inmate letters, select books and prepare books to be mailed. Each letter is a chance to connect someone “inside” with the community.

"Volunteering for the PLP has been a great experience. I had the opportunity to learn new things and I have met amazing people. I know I have made a difference and offered hope and opportunity to those who are incarcerated."
Rachel McDonnell, volunteer since 2008

Volunteering for the Prison Library Project 

Volunteers should complete the form (right) or call (909) 626-3066 to arrange a time for a basic orientation. Those with a solid knowledge of books and familiarity with the general genres of fiction and nonfiction are particularly helpful.


Students are welcome to volunteer, however, we do require student volunteers to be 16 or over to join the Prison Library Project. We are happy to help you with service learning requirements or unpaid internships projects. 


If you are planning on joining the PLP with a group of five or more people, please call or email at least one week in advance. 

Please let us know if you would like a volunteer to briefly explain the program to your group. We also welcome (but do not require) any donation towards postage that your group can make. It helps ensure that the books your team prepares can be mailed as soon as possible.


Find Us

The Claremont Forum
586 West 1st Street
Claremont, CA 91711

(909) 626-3066


Interested? Let Us Know!

Complete the form below or download here.