They come from all walks of life and some may have been service users themselves in the past. They can be supportive in all sorts of ways including with hobbies and interests, joining clubs and societies, keeping fit, making new friends, managing household chores, parenting skills - really they can help with just about anything that might be of use to someone trying to live a better life after their sentence.
Working as a volunteer can provide a valuable insight into the work of probation staff, and the people with whom we work. No formal qualifications are needed, just an open mind, a desire to help others and a few spare hours per week.
Volunteers will receive training and be subject to vetting procedures.