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

  • Volunteer Traning 2016

  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility & CCA Women's in Grants

    Date:January 9th 2016
    Time: 12:00 pm till 4:00 pm
    Location: Immanuel Baptist
    Address: 518 Valencia Ave
    Milan, NM 87021
  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility- WNMCF
  • Chaplain Ronald Cooper
  • ronald.cooper@state.nm.us
  • P.O. Box 250
    Grants, NM 87020
    505.876.8400

  • Volunteer Traning 2016

  • Western New Mexico Correctional Facility & CCA Women's in Grants

    Date:January 9th 2016
    Time: 12:00 pm till 4:00 pm
    Location: Immanuel Baptist
    Address: 518 Valencia Ave
    Milan, NM 87021
  • 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

  • Volunteer Traning 2016

  • Lea County Correctional Facility Hobbs

    Dates:
  • March 12, 2016   Time :9:00 am till 1:00 pm
  • June 18, 2016   Time :9:00 am till 1:00 pm
  • August 20, 2016   Time :9:00 am till 1:00 pm
  • October 7, 2016   Time :5:30 pm till over
  • Location: Trainings will be held at the Facility
  • 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.

  • Volunteer Traning 2016

  • Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility

    Dates
  • February 13, 2016
  • May 28, 2016
  • September 17, 2016
    Time: 8:00 AM till 12:00 PM
    Location: University Presbyterian Church
    Address: 2010 E. Wisconsin Ave.
    Las Cruces, NM 88001
    • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility- CNMCF
    • Chaplain Kevin Opatz
    • Kevin.Opatz@state.nm.us
    • P. O. Drawer 1328
      Los Lunas, NM 87031
      505.383.3348

    • Volunteer Traning 2016

    • Central New Mexico Correctional

      Date:12/11/16
      Time: 1:30PM till 5:30pm
      Location: Open Door Church of God
      Address:17 El Cerro Loop
      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

    • Volunteer Traning 2016

    • Roswell Correctional Center

      Date: October 15th 2016
      Time: 10:00 am till 2:00 pm
      Location: Facility Chapel


    • 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

    • Volunteer Traning 2016

    • Guadalupe County Facility

      Date:TBA
      Time: 8:00 am till 12:00 noon
      Location: Catholic Center
      Address:439 South 4th Street
      Santa Rosa, NM 88435
    • 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 2016

    The next training sessions for volunteers will be as follows, for the year of 2016

    For volunteer traning at facilities. Please see facility tabs

    March 12, 2016

  • Time :8:00 am till 12:00 pm
  • Victory Outreach Church
  • 435 Jefferson SE Abq. New Mexico
  • June 11, 2016

    September 10, 2016

  • Time :8:00 am till 12:00 pm
  • God's House Church
  • Abq. New Mexico 87112