If you are interested in becoming a facilitator, we’re looking for:

  • A love of reading
  • Passion for discussing books
  • Empathy
  • Ability to consider opposing views
  • A sense of humor
  • Authenticity
  • Confidence navigating a diverse group conversation
  • Ability to gauge the need to introduce a new topic if the discussion is flagging
  • Good moderator skills- ability to make sure everyone’s voice is heard
  • Willingness to travel to prison facilities outside Denver area

If you are interested in joining our Governing Board, we’re looking for:

Primary Focus:

  • To engage new supporters
  • Reach new donors
  • Grow our funding

Key traits that support our Board work:

  • Passion
  • Previous Board experience (a plus)
  • Time
  • Professional skills
  • Attentiveness
  • Toughness (Board members have to be ready to take on tough issues and work through them collaboratively)
  • Sense of humor, ability to be part of a diverse team
  • Good communication skills
  • Sense of adventure- interest in growing/sustaining a small nonprofit

Please complete the form below and if you have any questions, contact Karen@wordsbeyondbars.org for more information.

Thank you for your interest in Words Beyond Bars.

Volunteer Application