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We’re always looking for talented and passionate people to join our team here at FREE. Below are the available positions for our current active projects. If nothing below catches your attention, but you are passionate about affecting positive change or just want to give something back to the community, please contact us.​

This is a remote only volunteer and internship opportunity. ​Currently we are seeking to fill positions and several internship opportunities for our Get Help App™ program and Children With Incarcerated Parents program in both Chicago and Los Angeles. As we are a 501C3 nonprofit, all positions are unpaid. All interns and volunteers will be provided with a specialized training module. 
Do you meet the following requirements for participation?
– 15 years of age or older
– Must commit at least 4 months of service
– Minimum of 4 hours commitment 


Where: USA – works Remotely

The basis of our Get Help App is to reduce recidivism by providing ex-offenders with our app. Using this app, our program participants can connect directly to our mentors fielding calls from their remote locations as well as accessing our referral resource database.

Mentors are experienced advisers and supporters; individuals, experienced in areas relevant to the individuals they are working with, who advises and guides a younger or less experienced person.

​A mentor (or adviser, counselor, guide, tutor, teacher, guru) is defined as a knowledgeable person who holds vast experience and perspective in a particular area who is open to sharing his or her life experiences in order to advance the personal and professional growth of another person.

Our Mentors are:

  • Interested in helping others succeed. They have a genuine interest in other people’s lives and experience pleasure when helping others reach their goals.
  • Caring. They are empathetic, open, reliable and honest with others.
  • Willing to spend time. They reach out and share their life experiences to help others with their life journey.
  • Open to educate. They are able to pass on their knowledge, insights and expertise clearly, encouragingly and helpfully.
  • Patient. They offer help in finding life direction, never pushing.
  • Trustworthy. They are dependable people who understand the importance of keeping information shared strictly confidential.
  • Practical. They assist in setting goals, objectives and timeframes.
  • An active listener. They are listeners who are able to reflect back the relevant issues while minimizing their own personal assumptions and prejudices.
  • Inspirational. They aspire to excellence and encourage personal excellence in others.
  • Able to give advice. Mentors advise without explicitly dictating actions, allowing mentee to find his/her way.
  • Sensitive to people’s feelings. They are able to provide constructive criticism as well as compliments.
  • Successful and admired. They are well respected in their organizations and in the community.


  • Attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Able to multi-task
  • Interest and passion for the program
  • An outgoing personality

While not required, being able to speak a second language, having experience in the fields of counseling, psychology, or applicable life experience to help better understand (and therefore handle our participants’ needs) are a plus.


*Both peer and resource mentor applicants must complete the application, undergo an online training course, and commit to no less than one 4 hour shift per week. 

Resource Mentor: 

Mentor from the general public that we train and may be trained in a specialized module, but acts in the capacity of a resource specialist.

Peer Mentor: 

 A formerly incarcerated mentor that has been released for at least 6 months and has no re-arrest.