Training Open to All for Immigrant Detainees Visitation Program

The NH Immigrant Visitation Program, a program supported by the NH Conference of the United Church of Christ and the American Friends Service Committee, seeks volunteers to visit immigrant detainees at Strafford County Corrections on Monday mornings in Dover.  Volunteers offer emotional support and "know your rights" information to men and women being detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  Spanish language fluency is a plus, but not required. 

Those who think this ministry might be for them should consider attending a mandatory volunteer orientation at Strafford County Corrections (266 County Farm Road, Dover) on Friday, June 26, from 9 am to 1 pm. The next opportunity for orientation will be 4-6 months from now.

Individuals interested in volunteering need to complete the attached application.  Please bring a state-issued picture ID to the training.  Dress is business casual.  Also note that shorts, flip flops and revealing clothes are not allowed in the facility.  When you arrive show your ID and leave your keys with the reception officer.  Please leave all phones and other personal effects in your vehicle.  This orientation is required of all volunteers at SCDOC. 

For more information about the NH Immigrant Visitation Program, please contact Maggie Fogarty (mfogarty@afsc.org, 603-988-7115) or Nancy Pape (nancy.j.pape@gmail.com).