This is an opportunity to work with hidden members of our society that have been affected by criminal trauma in some way. These are mostly family members and friends of offenders, who often feel isolated and can lose their support networks through the action of someone else. We are a non-judgmental organisation and will support them for as long as they need, either over the phone or in person, where required. AFFECT is based in Hampshire, focusing in the South of England and providing a telephone service across the UK.
We have vacancies for Befrienders to act in a listening role for new or existing
members, to help reduce feelings of isolation, provide a friendly ear and act
as a sign-poster to additional services that may be useful to them. This is a
flexible role, where support offered is arranged dependent on volunteer and
member availability. A full role description is available on application.
We provide a full induction, volunteer expenses and some training is available. As part of the team, we provide regular supervision. Interviews take place in May and November in Hampshire.
You will be redirected to the Gosport Voluntary Action website
Between these dates: 29/12/2018 - 31/01/2020
On these days:
AFFECT (Supporting families and friends of prisoners)