Volunteer Services

The New Mexico Corrections Department appreciates the hard work and dedication of our faithful volunteers who serve our incarcerated and those returning from prison to the community. Our volunteers are an invaluable resource to our department as they provide hope, examples of neighbors who care, reduce recidivism and help to make our community a safer and better place.

This section of our website will include contact information on our chaplains who are the key point persons for our institutional volunteer programs and information on the participating ministries & volunteer groups.

We recognize the priority of our volunteers having access to relevant training materials that will assist them serve with confidence in the prisons and that will also assist them in the recruitment of friends who are interested in becoming volunteers. Toward that end, our revised volunteer handbook is provided as a training resource to fulfill our goal of providing standardized training materials for all of our state and private prison volunteers.

We appreciate your investment in the lives of the men and women in our prisons and trust that the handbook will be a resource that you can use as a handy reference guide. Feel free to make copies as needed. For more information about voluneer you can send email to NMCD-Volunteers@state.nm.us. If you have any questions please contact Senior Chaplain Calvin Robinson.

  • Northeastern New Mexico Detention Facility - NENMDF
  • Chaplain Louis Montoya
  • montoya8097@yahoo.com
  • 185 Doctor Michael Jenkins Rd.
    Clayton, NM 88415
    575.374.4005 ext: 1350
  • New Mexico Women's Correctional Facility - NMWCF
  • Chaplain John Compton
  • John.Compton@cca.com
  • P.O. Box 800
    Grants, NM 87020
    505.287.2941, extension 23446
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility- WNMCF
  • Chaplain Ronald Cooper
  • ronald.cooper@state.nm.us
  • P.O. Box 250
    Grants, NM 87020
  • Lea County Correctional Facility- LCCF
  • Chaplain Wayne Brazil
  • jbrazil@thegeogroupinc.com
  • The GEO Group, Inc.
    6900 W. Millen Dr.
    Hobbs, New Mexico 88244
    575.392.4055 ext:179
  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility - SNMCF
  • Chaplain Ron L. Adams
  • ron.adams@state.nm.us
  • P.O. Box 639
    Las Cruces, NM 88004-0639
    575.523.3296 ext: 3449

I-10 West....Exit @ Airport make left across bridge, make first right onto Richard Larson and about 2 miles and make left on Joe Silva and follow signs.
  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility- CNMCF
  • Chaplain Kevin Opatz
  • Kevin.Opatz@state.nm.us
  • P. O. Drawer 1328
    Los Lunas, NM 87031
  • Roswell Correctional Center - RCC
  • Volunteer Chaplain Phil Grassie
  • partnersinministry@hotmail.com
  • Mary Christiansen, Programs Manager
  • RCC staff liaison for volunteer services 575.625.3110
    578 W. Chickasaw Road
    Hagerman, New Mexico 88232

  • Guadalupe County Detention Facility-GCCF
  • Chaplain Zenaida Bridges
  • zbridges@geogroup.com
  • P.O. Box B520
    Santa Rosa, NM 88435
    575.472.1001 ext:1308
    575.472.1006 fax
  • Springer Correctional Center-SCC
  • Chaplain Bob Clevenger
  • Robert.Clevenger@state.nm.us
  • P.O. Box 10
    Springer, New Mexico 87747
    Phone: 575.483.3100
    FAX: 575.483.3169
  • Otero County Prison Facility-OCPF
  • Chaplain Pedro VeLarde
  • pedro.velarde@mtctrains.com
  • 10 McGregor Range Road
    Chaparral, NM 88081
    Phone 575.824.4884
    Fax 575.824.3158

Trainings in 2015.

The next training sessions for volunteers will be as follows, for the year of 2015

November 14, 2015 @ 8:00am Legacy Church in Albuquerque, NM Pastor Steve Smotherman
Church is located 7201 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87121 505.831.8083