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Volunteer and Internship Program

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 our residents during incarceration, probation or parole.

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

Internship Program - Brief Description

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Interested students can come with specific requirements from their school or can use the program listed below to get a broad overview of corrections as a whole.

This NH DOC development training course is designed to expose student interns to the structure of a prison environment and the goals of re-entry into society through the divisions of Field Services and Community Corrections. Student interns will be familiarized with the responsibilities of correctional staff within the organization with a focus on the roles of correctional officers, case management, classifications, and Field Services.

Interns will receive an overview of department services and divisions to include medical and forensic services as well as education, treatment and program services available to incarcerated individuals. The NH DOC staff member responsible for the intern will impart information relevant to the New Hampshire Department of Corrections current policies and practices.

Internships must be for school credit and students must be from a school we have an approved affiliation agreement with. Students will also need to submit to a full background check and attend a training class prior to begining. Internship applications (below) must be turned in at least four weeks prior to the start of your internship.

Volunteers Wanted

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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 residents 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 volunteer application, passed the background check, and attended the orientation class. If you have completed your application form and need to attend an orientation you must schedule your session 14 days 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, Program Information Officer
New Hampshire Department of Corrections
PO Box 1806
Concord, NH 03302

1. Volunteer Application Adobe Acrobat - Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Applications may be scanned and e-mailed to

2. Internship Application Adobe Acrobat

3. Activity Proposal form adobe acrobat

4. Volunteer Orientation Schedule 2020 adobe acrobat

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