Division of Student Life

Prison Outreach: Volunteer Opportunities

SEEDS coordinates volunteer activities to support local organizing with people in prison in the Pacific Northwest. 

Critical Resistance

Partnering with the Portland chapter of Critical Resistance, a national grassroots organization that seeks to create lasting alternatives to punishment and imprisonment, SEEDS provides volunteer opportunities that include orientation, transportation, snacks, and reflection for one-time and regular volunteers.

I’m interested!


Each month, Critical Resistance volunteers gather to write letters to people in prisons in Oregon and Washington. They also type notes, archive correspondence, and help with other tasks that keep CR PDX running.

Schedule: 2019–20

Check back for upcoming events!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is provided to volunteers?

SEEDS provides transportation, snacks, reflection, and resources on the prison industrial complex and abolition.

Where and when does the group meet?

At the vans by the Sports Center at 5 p.m.

What if I have dietary restrictions?

Contact Lucy at with any dietary restrictions and snack preferences, as well as with any questions/concerns you may have.

What accommodations can be provided?

The location is wheelchair accessible and there is a gender-neutral ADA bathroom. Please contact regarding any other accommodations.

Contact Lucy Xing at with any additional questions.