HMP Wayland Volunteer

HMP Wayland Volunteer

Organisation role · Flexible hours
Thompson Rd, Griston, Thetford IP25 6RL, UK
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Volunteers at HMP Wayland support the team at The Visitors Centre to provide a friendly, welcoming service to families and children visiting the prison

Detailed description

Do you love providing play opportunities for children? Do you enjoy supporting families? Are you compassionate and reliable?

Ormiston Families at HMP Wayland are looking for friendly and enthusiastic volunteers to join the team based at The Visitors Centre, supporting children and families coming to visit someone at the prison.

Our team of volunteers:

  • provide a friendly welcome to all visitors to the prison
  • answer any queries visitors may have about visiting the prison
  • serve tea, coffee and refreshments to visitors
  • engage children in play at the Visitors Centre before their visit
  • facilitate play activities for children within a dedicated children's play area within the prison visit hall
  • support on our special Family/Children Visits
  • work various afternoon shifts across the week (except Tuesdays), 12:30 - 4:30pm.

Volunteers are always accompanied by an experienced member of staff and full training and support is given. All candidates must be over 18 years old and the role is subject to a satisfactory DBS check and two references. In order to support in the prison visits hall and on special visits, all volunteers must also apply for and maintain HMPPS enhanced vetting level 2.

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About Ormiston Families

We support families in the East of England to build resilience and make choices to improve the life chances of their children. We take early and preventative action to support families to be safe, healthy and resilient: all our services help people to build stronger networks, learn from experience and feel in control of their own wellbeing.