Books Through Bars needs Philadelphia-area volunteers to package donated books for individuals in prison. Contact Nicole, firstname.lastname@example.org; (215) 727-8170 ext. 6.
Innisfree Village of Crozet, Va., seeks volunteers to live and work in family-style homes with adults with mental disabilities. Caregivers commit for at least a year and receive community, room and board, medical insurance, and a small stipend. Contact Nancy Chappell, (434) 823-5400; www.avenue.org/innisfree.
"The Journey of Hope: From Violence to Healing," a national educational speaking tour led by family members of murder victims who oppose the death penalty, this year visits locations in Ohio in late September and early October. Contact Journey of Hope at 1-877-924-4483; www.journeyofhope.org.
Amnesty International's National Weekend of Faith in Action on the Death Penalty (Oct. 10-12) invites faith communities, particularly those of color, to reflect, discuss, and take action. A comprehensive resource guidebook, including tools and ideas, is available. Contact Kristin Houlé, email@example.com; (202) 544-0200 ext. 496.
School of the Americas Watch holds its annual vigil and nonviolent civil resistance on Nov. 22-23 in Fort Benning, Ga., to protest civil rights abuses in Latin America by U.S.-trained soldiers. Visit www.soaw.org or contact (202) 234-3440.
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