Volunteering

Volunteering in HACRO

HACRO are always greatly appreciative for the work and support of volunteers. Although the Visitors’ Centre at The Mount is closed until further notice which is likely to be for the remainder of the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, we are recruiting volunteers for our new Step Forward project which will be operating across Hertfordshire.

Since the first lockdown in March, we have kept Trustees, staff and volunteers busy with weekly training sessions. We have delivered over 50 training sessions using internal and external speakers!

In normal times there are a number of volunteering opportunities, the pressing need is for help in the Visitors’ Centre, which is where friends and families gather while they wait for admission to the prison.

BBO Strive, WorkAbility and Step Forward are our employability programmes that volunteers have a valuable role in. These programmes are designed to help people back in to work and any skills that volunteers have to offer are welcomed.

Whether you can spare an hour or two or have a certain skill to offer, it is invaluable, particularly if it is something that can be communicated via Zoom. We have already done sessions on cookery and self-employment via Zoom and they were most successful. New ideas are always welcome.

If you are interested in volunteering for HACRO please email volunteering@hacro.org.uk or phone 01727 854727 for more information.