HMP Bristol Family Services Volunteer

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Family Volunteering at HMP Bristol

Do you believe all families of men and women in prison should have the opportunity to visit their loved one?

Can you make a cup of tea or play with a toddler or listen with empathy?

Do you want the opportunity to support families facing the challenges of visiting their loved one, making their visit a positive experience?

The Prison Advice and Care Trust (Pact) is a national charity that provides support to prisoners and their families. Our mission is to support people to make a fresh start, and minimise the harm that can be caused by imprisonment on people who have committed offences, on families and on communities. You can contribute to the achievement of that mission by becoming a Pact volunteer today!

We are looking for people who believe that every family of man or woman in prison is entitled to visit them, and that when doing so, the families should be treated in a respectful, non-judgmental, empathic way, encouraging a positive visit experience.

Volunteers are needed for a range of roles;

Visitor Centre– meet and greet families, provide emotional support, serve refreshments and basic admin tasks. Visitors Centres are located within close proximity to the prison

Catering– within the Visits Hall (inside the prison gates) providing men and woman in prison and their families the opportunity to eat together

Play– within the Visits Hall (inside the prison gates) engaging in play activities with children of all ages, allowing families space to talk.

Times and locations of roles vary. Full training will be provided. All roles require DBS clearance and some roles require Prison Vetting Clearance. Please note these checks can take a number of weeks to process.

For full role descriptions and to apply please visit our website on the link below.

Job Type: Volunteer

Closing Date: 
Friday, 29 March, 2019 - 12:00
How to Apply: 

For full role descriptions and to apply please visit our website on the link below.

Contact Person: 
Maria Tosu/ Casey Clay
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