A Volunteer Visitation Program to Federal and Military Prisoners Throughout the United States
Visiting the Forgotten:
PVS' Social Media Campaign
During the pandemic, we have witnessed prisoners being locked up as many as 23 hours a day. There is also the sadness of knowing that many executions were carried out last year, and several were people visited by PVS volunteers. We continue to receive requests from prisoners who want to be visited, but post-pandemic, we are seeing fewer volunteers available to fill this need.
Now more than ever, it is important that we do all we can to recruit new visitors as we emerge from this virus. I hope you will be able to help with this. One way is to reach out to friends and family, or through churches or other organizations you belong to. Another is to join us in launching a social media campaign that we hope will expand the awareness of PVS, generate contacts and raise money to support the national recruitment effort.
For those of you who use social media and are willing to help,
click here to sign up to receive email updates. We will make it as easy as possible, starting with a toolkit that will provide guidance on how you can help make this important effort a success. You don’t have to be an expert in social media – any posting will make a difference!
We know that in too many federal and military prisons, many incarcerated people rarely if ever receive a visit. Let’s make sure they are not forgotten.
Let’s work together to achieve the vision in which anyone asking for a PVS visitor gets one.
Quick Social Media Tips
Use our posts - just copy and paste on your own social media
But your personal stories and experiences are even more compelling - add those in if you can!
Like and share the PVS posts as often as you can
Please tag all posts with #prisonervisitation and #visitingtheforgotten
If you have other friends and followers that you think will share our posts, please tag them!
If you want to create other posts, Canva is a good site and has lots of free templates. We've included some free stock photos here.