What do I need to know about being a volunteer with Pact? Expand The application process to volunteer within the criminal justice sector can be time consuming due to the recruitment process requirements, which may include a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and prison vetting clearance. Because of this we ask that you are willing to commit to the volunteering role for a 6 month period as a minimum, and that you would be able to volunteer for a minimum of 4 hours per week. Most of our projects require daytime availability (from Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm). However, we understand that people can be busy so we offer a limited range of evening volunteering opportunities. For volunteering to be a success for you and our service users, it is important you live locally to where the service or opportunity is being delivered. This also ensures we can support you throughout your time with us through training and supervision meetings with your Volunteer Coordinator or manager. It is worth checking our volunteering opportunities to see if there are opportunities that meeting your needs in your area.