Family Visiting Volunteer

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Spurgeons is one of the UK's leading children's charities, firmly supported by Christian beliefs and values, helping to support disadvantaged children and their families through delivering projects to support children, young people, their families and communities to find long-lasting solutions to the challenges they face.

We are passionate about the work we do and need equally committed members on our team to help us achieve those goals.

Vacancy Number: 1620
Location: HMP/YOI Winchester
Salary: unpaid
Position: 10
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The Invisible Walls Family Support Service aims to support families of offenders serving sentences in Hampshire. As part of this work we are providing a “wrap around” service during prison visits at HMP/YOI Winchester. This will provide families with a warm welcome, refreshments, advice/support, as well as positive play opportunities for children, during what can often be a stressful time

We are looking for enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers who would like the opportunity to support visitors (both children and adults) at HMP/YOI Winchester.

Role purpose

  • To work in conjunction with the Invisible Walls team, prison staff, volunteers and partnership agencies to provide services to prison visitors.

  • Help make the visiting experience positive for both adults and children

  • To provide a welcoming first point of contact in the visitors’ centre.

  • Help maintain a clean, safe and welcoming environment.

  • To support play activities in the main Visits hall play area, Visitors’ centre and during family days as required

Hours per week

The Visitors’ Centre and Visits Hall Play Area are open 7 days per week. Shift pattern to be negotiated, timings 12.30pm – 5pm

Commitment

We ask for at least one shift every two weeks for 6 months, however additional shifts welcome if availability allows.

In return for volunteering we offer you training; ongoing support; new skills and experience, an opportunity to make a difference; an opportunity to meet like minded people, CV enhancement and work experience.

For full details of the role, please view the role description attached.

Spurgeons is committed to safeguarding the welfare of Children and Young People. All volunteers will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check as well as National Offender Management Service vetting questionnaire and collection of references.

Department: Invisible Walls

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