Family Support Group Volunteer
Prisoners Abroad is a national charity based in London. We provide a lifeline for British prisoners detained abroad and help them resettle in the UK after release. We also support their families during the prison sentence and after release.
As a family support group volunteer you will facilitate a support group for family members of British prisoners abroad every six weeks/two months. This group will help to increase social connections and reduce loneliness among family members based in Brighton and surrounding areas.
- To facilitate discussion amongst the family members, creating a supportive environment where people feel able to share their experiences
- To write a short report after each family support group highlighting key issues and themes
- To feed back any questions and concerns from family members to staff at Prisoners Abroad
- To keep an attendance sheet for each family support group and return this to Prisoners Abroad
- To administer a petty cash float.
• Experience of delivering group work and managing group discussions in a non-judgemental environment.
Skills and qualities
- Ability to cope and empathise with individuals affected by imprisonment.
- Ability to use initiative and be self-motivated.
- Good organisational and diary management skills.
- Friendly and approachable with good communication skills.
- A commitment to the aims of Prisoners Abroad.
- A time commitment for a minimum of one year.
- Full training given
- Travel expenses paid
- Opportunity to work with a vulnerable client group
Central Brighton location, looking for a local volunteer.
When do I need to be available?
|Details||Saturday afternoons every two months|
- Supporting People and Befriending
Appropriate for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BME, Women only)
- Disabled Access
- Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
- Health and Safety
- Insurance Cover for Volunteers
- Suitable for 13 - 16 years
- Suitable for 16 - 18 years
- Suitable for a group of volunteers
- Support on Offer