Volunteers in this role will offer support and a warm welcome to all children who are visiting their parent/family member. They will be responsible for setting out toys and equipment before visits begin, and tidying and checking toys after they end. They will interact with the children within the Visitors Centre to make the experience as pleasant as possible, and encourage the child to keep returning to the person they are visiting within the prison visits hall to maintain family ties. This is based in the Visitors Centre outside of the prison, and in the prison visits hall inside the prison. Volunteers do not have to help out in the prison if they do not feel comfortable doing this.
Visitors’ Centres at HMP Durham, HMP Frankland, HMP Low Newton, HMP Holme House, HMP Kirk Levington Grange, HMYOI Deerbolt and HMP Northumberland
Please this link: https://www.nepacs.co.uk/page/apply-to-become-a-volunteer to see which locations and times are available for this role.
By volunteering with Nepacs you can:
• Help families in need
• Give back
• Learn new skills
• Build your confidence
• Meet new friends.
All volunteers need to be able to commit to the following:
• A minimum of 3 hours of time (weekly/fortnightly)
• Attend and complete relevant training
• Commit to getting a DBS with our help
• Commit to getting prison security clearance where necessary
• Stay with Nepacs for a minimum of 6 months to a year
• Volunteering in holiday periods/out of term time