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Post-release support & accompaniment

Help clients navigate their release from detention and transition back into their communities.

Support adult clients before, during, and after their release from detention—including meeting with clients upon release to provide needed supplies, providing interpretation services to help them get home to their families, and accompanying clients to important appointments.

Offer support & accompaniment


Be sure to review this information before you sign up.

If you still have questions after reading these FAQs, send a message to Taylor Rivera-Stone, Volunteer Manager, at We’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Ask about support & accompaniment

  • Please carefully review the following. Volunteers must:

    – Have professional working proficiency in Spanish

    – Possess a valid driver’s license, car insurance, and have a car—only needed if providing transportation assistance

    – Pass a background check

    – Be able to commit to at least one year as a volunteer

    – Be local to DC, MD, or VA (with a preference for those who live within an hour of Bowling Green, VA, and Farmville, VA)

  • Amica Center’s Detained Adult Program supports clients before, during, and after the process of being released from detention. Volunteer assistance can include:

    – Meeting clients upon release from detention to provide materials (clothes, snacks, and prepaid phones) or providing clients with temporary use of a phone so they can communicate with our social services team to arrange transportation to their home

    – Helping clients navigate transportation or assisting with rides home upon release from detention

    – Providing in-person or telephonic interpretation for clients during their release

    – Assistance with transportation to post-release appointments, such as check-ins with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement and medical appointments—as well as potential accompaniment to those appointments

  • Volunteers should plan to commit to a full year of support.

    Because of the unpredictable nature of detention releases and appointment accompaniment needs, opportunities to help are shared as they arise. While we ask volunteers to commit to a full year of support, volunteers are not expected to be on call. Instead, we ask that they respond to the opportunities for which they are available, and we do not expect every volunteer to be available for each opportunity that arises.

  • Yes.

    Volunteers are required to be interviewed by the volunteer manager and attend an hour-long virtual training before volunteering for post-release support and accompaniment.

Let’s get started

We can’t wait to work with you!

Follow these steps to sign up for individual volunteer opportunities and join the community of supporters who help bring our mission to life. We’ll get back to you within a week with next steps.

  • Before you can sign up for any programs or training, be sure to fully read our volunteer agreement. You’ll be asked to e-sign the agreement on the volunteer signup form in the next step.

    Read volunteer agreement

  • Next, you need a volunteer account. GivePulse is the platform we use to post volunteer updates, share important forms, and more. It’s completely free, and we’re here to help with any questions. After creating your account, be sure to complete the sign-up form to tell us about yourself, the volunteer opportunity you’re interested in, and your areas of expertise.

    Create an account