Volunteer opportunity description

We make personal contact with detainees to assure them that their dignity is respected and to facilitate a channel for contacting those outside of the detention system. Visit immigrant detainees at the Elizabeth Detention Center (EDC), the Hudson County Correctional Center (HCCC), the Bergen County Jail (BCJ) and at Essex County Correctional Center-Delaney Hall (DH). Training and access for visiting are provided by First Friends. Hundreds of detainees are requesting visits because they have no one, be a first friend to one of them today! Urgent need for Spanish speakers.

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We need volunteers who are free at these times


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First Friends of New Jersey and New York

Stephanie Lopez
Volunteer Coordinator
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