Quaker Service Prison Support Volunteer

The Quaker Service is currently recruiting support volunteers for Magilligan & Maghaberry prisons and Hydebank Wood College. 

The volunteer role will support the most vulnerable, isolated and marginalised people in prison, supporting activities led by staff and support agencies such as Action Mental health and NI Association of Mental Health.

What does the role involve?

  • Encouraging and supporting people to engage in activities
  • Developing trust and supportive relationships through regular contact
  • offering guidance and support
  • Where appropriate share personal skills (eg. leading a workshop, providing literacy support etc.)
  • recording and reviewing progress

Prison support volunteers come from a variety of backgrounds and bring different experience to the role.  If you have an accepting and non-judgemental attitude, empathy and an interest in the welfare of people in prison, you might want to consider becoming a volunteer with the Quaker Service?

This opportunity will enable volunteers to gain experience and training in the criminal justice system and meet new people as part of a dedicated team.  Full one to one and group support and training is provided. Out of pocket expenses covered.

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