What is your role?

I am the Volunteer Coordinator, London.

Describe your Pact journey so far?

I joined Pact in January 2016, working on the Through The Gate Project supporting offenders with their immediate resettlement needs. It all started with a fantastic week of training covering key training components such as professional boundaries, safeguarding, and managing volunteers. I have recently relocated to London and am now supporting the family services project as a volunteer coordinator. I am based at central office and working hard to get volunteers up and running across 6 London prisons.

What does a typical day at work look like for you?

A typical day will involve checking  in with existing volunteers, replying to new volunteer interest, liaising  with Pact staff at our prisons, reading through applications, arranging interviews, arranging and delivering training for our new volunteers, and making the occasional cup of coffee!

What have you got from working at Pact?

Pact has helped me develop numerous skills, and gain a wealth of knowledge about the CJS. I was fairly new to the CJS when starting with Pact, however I have been well supported in my development and am now even a train the trainer on numerous training areas!

What is the best thing about working at Pact?

The day to day support shown from all members of staff…. And of course the generous amount of annual leave!

What are you most proud of achieving at Pact?

In the summer of 2016 at the Big Get Together, I was awarded the Community Leader Award for demonstrating leadership in recruiting and mobilising members of the local community in impactful voluntary action, and I am really proud of this recognition.