Citizen Involvement and Volunteers
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 Laura.Hardwick@doc.nh.gov.
Correctional Industries: The Department of Corrections is inviting volunteers who are willing to share their specific trade skills in these Correctional Industries shops:
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 Ronald.Cormier@doc.nh.gov.
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 any interest, please email or call one of the people listed below:
Please submit all inquiries on citizen involvement, to:
Laura Hardwick, Volunteer Coordinator
Division of Community Corrections
New Hampshire Department of Corrections
Shea Farm Transitional Housing Unit
60 Iron Works Road
Concord, NH 03301
If Ms. Hardwick is unavailable, you can contact Leslie Bartlett, Program Administrator II, by phone at 603-271-5601, or by email at Leslie.A.Bartlett@doc.nh.gov
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