Why volunteer for Out There?

The families we work with sometimes have limited or no access to support from their own family and friends and little help or encouragement at a challenging time in their lives. By giving your time you will be helping them to feel less isolated, more supported and better able to support their imprisoned family member. You will also gain experience and skills that are transferable in work and personal life and have the opportunity to meet new people.

What volunteers mean to the families we support

“Practical help and support given freely by someone who seemed to know what was needed in quite dark times and yet rejoiced with my family in the happier moments that did eventually follow”

“We met at the Visitor Centre. She was an excellent listener and provided support and understanding at an extremely traumatic time”

What do Volunteers do?

A number of different roles are available:

Office Support



Trustee or Committee Member


If you have any other specific skills not mentioned here that you feel may help us, please let us know. All help is greatly appreciated.