Support our students' academic goals by volunteering on campus or in the prisons!
If you want to volunteer, please go to the "Volunteer Information" tab. Each semester we hold an informational meeting to attract instructors and teaching assistants from across campus. If you want CPEP to list you a a supporter to receive announcements, please use the "Contact Us" page.
If you are a doctoral student who has passed the 'A' exam, you are eligible to submit a proposal to teach your own course in the prisons. We are able to subsidize 7 doctoral candidates as instructors each semester. When considering this option, please contact Jim Schechter, Executive Director, to learn about the selection process and curricular needs. All application materials can be found on the volunteer information page.
All graduate students and sophomores, juniors and seniors are welcome to support classes as teaching assistants. (Freshmen are encouraged to wait until their second year on campus to apply). We typically have 25-30 teaching assistants in the prison classrooms each semester. TA's facilitate discussion, tutor students in writing & math, participate in classroom dialogue, help instructors prepare lectures and materials, etc. All application materials can be found on the volunteer information page.
Faculty members and postdoctoral fellows are encouraged to volunteer as instructors and should contact CPEP's Faculty Director, Paul Sawyer (pls12) to discuss this possibility.
Ithaca community members who wish to support the program should contact our office, as well, to explore possibilities. Please use the contact area.