Book Clubs for Inmates (BCFI) is supported by over 80 volunteers who generously donate their time as book club facilitators, parolee support, readers, and others who have found a variety of ways to share their talents with BCFI.
Louise joined BCFI in Sept 2016 as a book club facilitator at Joliette Institution for Women, and has now taken on the additional role of Reading Team Coordinator, heading a team of dedicated readers who produce our new reading list every year.
Louise says when she first started volunteering, she had no idea that incarcerated women would teach her far more than she could teach them, such as the tools to become a better person. "It’s not about books, although the books help to guide us. It’s about people, and people matter no matter where they live, and where they live does not define who they are.” Read more about Louise.