Family Support Group Volunteer

Prisoners Abroad

Register your Interest

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.

Skills

Experience:

• 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.

Benefits

  • Full training given 
  • Travel expenses paid
  • Opportunity to work with a vulnerable client group

Practical Considerations

Central Brighton location, looking for a local volunteer.

When do I need to be available?

Details Saturday afternoons every two months
Morning Afternoon Evening
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Register your Interest

  • Details
  • Appropriate for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BME, Women only)
    18+
  • Disabled Access
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
  • Expenses
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
  • Suitable for 13 - 16 years
  • Suitable for 16 - 18 years
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Support on Offer
  • Training