Meditation Instructor

CWFA leads meditation groups in Arkansas prisons and jails. We seek experienced meditators to lead or co-lead Introduction to Meditation and ongoing Dharma Talks at adult jails and prisons. Meditation classes are typically 1-2 hours in length, plus additional driving, depending on the facility.

Commitment: 2-5 hours per month (or more, depending on interest)

Minimum Requirement: Meditation instructors must have a strong daily personal practice, must practice with a teacher or at a meditation center, for at least 5 years. All volunteer meditation instructors will participate in a 4 hour CWFA training program in addition to personal experience. Strong boundaries are important; must be able to pass a criminal background check* (doesn’t mean you have to have a clean record)


Yoga and Movement Instructor

CWFA leads yoga and movement classes in Arkansas prisons and jails. We seek experienced, certified yoga and exercise instructors to lead or co-lead movement-based programs in correctional facilities. Yoga or movement classes are typically 1-2 hours, plus additional driving time.

Commitment: 2-5 hours per month (or more, depending on interest)

Minimum Requirement: Movement instructors must have a strong personal movement practice and must be trained and certified in a movement modality. All volunteer movement instructors will participate in a 2 hour CWFA training program in addition to personal experience. Strong boundaries are important; must be able to pass a criminal background check* (doesn’t mean you have to have a clean record)


Psychoeducation Instructor

CWFA leads psychoeducational groups (e.g. Conflict Resolution, Acceptance and Commitment Training) in Arkansas prisons and jails. We seek experienced mental health professionals to lead or co-lead psychoed groups at adult jails and prisons. Classes are typically 1-2 hours in length, plus additional driving, depending on the facility.

Commitment: 2-5 hours per month (or more, depending on interest)

Minimum Requirement: Psychoeducational instructors must be a licensed mental health professional. All volunteer instructors will participate in a 2 hour CWFA training program in addition to personal experience. Strong boundaries are important; must be able to pass a criminal background check* (doesn’t mean you have to have a clean record)