Ways to Volunteer

  • Visiting individuals detained at Stewart Detention Center (We are working to restart our visitation program, which has been closed due to Covid-19.)
  • Spending a weekend at the Hospitality House hosting families and visitation groups (We have reopened our hospitality house, and we hope to be ready to host volunteers soon.)
  • Writing letters to detained individuals.
  • Inviting us to share immigration detention and organization with your faith community, community group, or friends
  • Answering our hotline. (Bilingual Spanish required)
  • Holding a drive for clothing, toiletries, or gift cards (Contact patti@elrefugioministry.org)
  • Becoming a pen-pal via letters, the phone, or video-conference (Speakers of language other than English needed.)
  • Serving on a committee such as letter-writing, advocacy, or fundraising.

To volunteer with us, contact Johanna Garcia at johanna@elrefugioministry.org.

Toolkit for Writing Letters to People at SDC