London

We have a number of volunteering opportunities available in London, including prison-based opportunities, mentoring, roles within our central office and befriending, such as:

Basic Caring Communities (BaCC)

In London, we have opportunities for volunteers to become part of Pact's Basic Caring Community (BaCC) Group. Basic Caring Communities are groups of volunteers, motivated by their Christian faith, who offer daily support to an ex-prisoner, helping him or her to find their feet in the community in the first crucial months after release.

As a support group member you will be trained to support an ex-offender (male or female) to re-integrate into the local community for an agreed period of time. You will be expected to commit for a minimum of 6 months and contribute a minimum of 4 hours per week to the role. Click here to find out more about BaCC.
 

Court

Our court project operates in more than 13 courts in London and offers advocacy to prisoners families and friends. As a court volunteer you will attend Court on an agreed day each week to:

  • Provide support and information to families and friends when someone close to them is sentenced or remanded to custody
  • Advocate for people in a vulnerable position
  • Promote the organisation and our services to Court staff and legal professionals
  • Signpost families to relevant services and organisations

To find out more about this role please click here.

Helpline

Our free phone helpline is open Monday- Friday and offers practical and emotional support to families who have a loved one in prison.Your main duties will be to provide practical and emotional support to families of prisoners in an empathetic and non-judgmental manner. To find out more about this role, please click here.
 

Central Office

We occassionally require volunteers in our central office to assist with admin, marketing, research and human resources. If you'd like to find out what opportunities we have available in our central office, please call us on 0207 735 9535.

Befriending

The role of a befriending volunteer is to provide emotional support to a relative or friend of a prisoner, through one to one support and/or telephone contact. The purpose of the relationship is to reduce social isolation, build up confidence and self-esteem and empower them to take increasing control of their life. To find out more about this role please click here.

Mentoring

This role is to provide mentoring support to offenders to encourage full integration and to prevent social exclusion, working with Pact staff to support our priority groups and those who are hardest to reach. The volunteer will be carrying out roles such as accompanying offenders to appointments and meetings, researching and developing links between offenders and local services and meeting with offenders in custody before release and at the gate on the day of release, where appropriate. To find out more about this role, please click here to download the full role description.

Please note, role descriptions are frequently revised and it might be that some roles are unavailable due to capacity. If you would like to speak with us about any of the above opportunities, please contact us on 0207 735 9535.