Opportunity Details


Organisation: General     Date Posted: 11/09/2019

Opportunity: Prison Visits Volunteer

Opportunity Code: VH104-10136

Closing Date to Apply: -

Volunteers in this role will be based in the Visitor Centre outside of the prison. The Visitors’ Centres exist to meet the needs of adults and children visiting relatives or friends in prison. They aim to offer a safe, pleasant environment where all visitors are met with dignity and respect, provided with the facilities they need and offered information, support and the opportunity to discuss the difficulties they may face in confidence.

Main tasks will include:
•Welcome visitors and register and log each visitor as they arrive
•Serve refreshments to visitors
•To offer any information and support as necessary to the families of prisoners
•To explain to new visitors the visiting process and answer any questions they have
•To tidy the centre at the end of visiting time

Time needed from Volunteer:
Ideally we need volunteers who can do a session (approx 4 hours) weekly or fortnightly

Skills Experience & Qualifications:
Skills required:
•Welcoming and friendly outlook
•Non judgemental attitude
•Ability to work as part of a team
•An understanding of confidentiality
•Sensitive to the needs of visitors
•Basic numeracy and literacy

[Back to Summary]  [Apply for this opportunity]

This opportunity is being handled directly by our partner organisation. Please contact: ,