Volunteering for Forward gives you the chance to gain real work experience whilst making a difference to the lives of ex-offenders and people with drug and alcohol issues. Volunteering with Forward will help you to develop key skills, meet new people and will give you a great insight into what it is like to work in the addiction and criminal justice fields.

Forward encourages and empowers volunteers by providing meaningful volunteering roles and development opportunities that may help prepare you for work. We offer volunteering opportunities in our prison and community projects, and in various Head Office departments.

What skills do I need?

We have a range of roles, including:

Meet and Greet: supporting our clients on their first day of release from prison

Mentoring: we have a variety of mentoring roles available from corporate mentoring to recovery mentors

Community and Prison support volunteers: working with our Drug & Alcohol Practitioners and counsellors to support with the service delivery, including administrative support and reception

Administration: providing administration support in our teams at head office or other projects based around the UK

Some volunteer opportunities are for specific projects or periods, while other volunteer roles are ongoing, and are recruited for on a rolling basis.

  • Crime and Criminal Justice
  • Employment, Education and Training
  • Prisoners & Ex-Offenders
  • Substance Misuse and Addiction
  • Mentoring


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Availability Details

Each volunteering role is different. Details of time commitment can be discussed on application.

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