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Citizen Involvement and Volunteers
Tina Thurber, Volunteer Coordinator
(603) 271-5648

The New Hampshire Department of Corrections welcomes the voluntary collaboration, commitment and support offered by private citizens, organizations, and agencies to supplement rehabilitative services offered to adult felons under incarceration, probation or parole.

For the personal safety of community members, correctional staff and criminal offenders, certain institutional security protocols are required in advance of any intended voluntary services. Please refer to the links below for forms you might need.



DOC needs help in specific areas from time to time and we will be posting these opportunities in this space when they occur. These are always unpaid volunteer positions, with little to no contact with inmates. Check back from time to time to see what is available!

Offender Records is requesting clerical interns. They would help keep up with scanning records, filing, and other duties as needed. This is at the New Hampshire State Prison for Men on North Main Street, but it is outside the secure perimeter. Inmate contact is limited to office cleaners and helpers. The hours would be decided by you and the administrator in charge of the Offender Records area. More than one intern could be accepted if hours worked well together.

Victim Services Bureau: The Department of Corrections seeks a short-term intern to assist the DOC Victim Services Bureau in the implementation of a new automated victim notification system. Please contact DOC Volunteer Coordinator Laura Hardwick at 603-271-0424 or by e-mail at

Correctional Industries: The Department of Corrections is inviting volunteers who are willing to share their specific trade skills in these Correctional Industries shops: Woodworking/Cabinetmaking, Upholstery, Printing, and Signmaking/screenprinting. We are flexible on the number of hours. We are just looking to get a different perspective to the inmates on how the jobs they learn are done on the outside. If you have an interest in volunteering please contact Ron Cormier, Administrator of Industries, and 603-271-1875 or by e-mail at

Remember, these are unpaid, volunteer positions! You would need to meet with the administrator of the specific area and have an informal interview where you would discuss the duties, hours, etc.

Before being able to start working you would need to have submitted the application (Citizen Involvement Application for 2014, see below), passed the background check, and attended the two-hour orientation class, which is given at least monthly. If you have completed your application form and need to attend an orientation you must schedule your session in advance and receive confirmation that you can attend. We will not accommodate unscheduled walk-ins for these sessions.

Please submit all inquiries on citizen involvement, to:

Tina Thurber, Volunteer Coordinator
New Hampshire Department of Corrections
PO Box 1806
Concord, NH 03302

If Mrs. Thurber is unavailable, you can contact Leslie Bartlett, Program Administrator II, by phone at 603-271-5601, or by email at

DONATIONS TO DOC POLICY #3.30 adobe acrobat

1. Citizen Involvement Application adobe acrobat
2. Internship Application adobe acrobat reader symbol
3. Professional Liaison Application adobe acrobat reader symbol
4. Guest Volunteer Application adobe acrobat reader symbol
5. Visiting Room Only Volunteer Application adobe acrobat reader symbol
6. Rules and Guidance for Citizen Involvement and Volunteer 2013adobe acrobat
7. Activity Proposal form adobe acrobat
8. Quarterly Time Sheet adobe acrobat
9. Offender Support from the Religious Community brochure adobe acrobat
10. Volunteer Orientation Schedule 2017 adobe acrobat

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