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Without your help, our work providing support and rehabilitation to lonely prisoners would be impossible.

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Without your help, our work providing support and rehabilitation to lonely prisoners would be impossible. We are a registered charity and are approved and encouraged by Her Majesty’s Prisons and Probation Service.

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If you would like to find out more about the different ways you can support our work, we would love to hear from you. Whether you would like to make a gift personally or through a trust or foundation, our team can help you make a real difference to prisoners and ex-offenders. Please contact us to discuss opportunities that meet your interests, and the goals of Prisoners’ Penfriends.

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Volunteers are recruited as the charity grows. To become a volunteer you will need to undergo training and familiarise yourself with our policies. All our volunteers enter into a series of undertakings to comply with our rules, which have been agreed with the Prison Service. Volunteers must also undergo reference checks and other vetting.

*Please note that the next training sessions for new volunteers will be held in 2022. Our current training sessions are full.*

If you would like to volunteer as a penfriend with us, please read our volunteer FAQs before filling in the form below. Only applications via the form below will be considered. Our team will be in touch as new opportunities arise. Please do not send us follow up enquiries, as it creates extra work for our very small team of volunteers and staff.

Thank you! Your message has been sent. We recruit volunteers in cohorts, to meet increased demand. When we are recruiting, we will contact you to ask for a CV and the contact details of two referees.
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Looking for opportunities to join the Prisoners Penfriends team? See our Opportunities page
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