Volunteer with PACT

PACT is enormously grateful for the time, skills and talents given freely by the range of volunteers working with us today. The families we work with and PACT staff benefit from the life experience and generosity that our volunteers bring to our projects and services.

 “I can’t say enough how good this has been. The voluntary experience that you offer is ridiculous high quality. I’ve been volunteering on and off since I was 15 and this is totally different.”  -BB4K Champion

“I would describe PACT as supportive, inspiring and generous.”  -Alana House Drop In Volunteer

“Volunteers have transformed what we are able to deliver.”  -Manager of Bounce Back 4 Kids programme

Below are the latest volunteering opportunities available at PACT. To apply for any of the roles you can download and fill in the application form  and return to PACT_HR@pactcharity.org.

PACT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults therefore please note our recruitment procedure includes DBS checks and overseas checks (where applicable). Please note that prospective volunteers will need to evidence they have the relevant permission to work in the UK.

Events Volunteer

  • Based at Reading 
  • Hours to be agreed
  • This is a flexible role for people who are passionate about adoption and can spare time to help with PACT's events programme which include information evenings for potential adopters, training for our adopters, manning external event stands, family fun days and carol concerts as well providing well-earned encouragement to our supporters fundraising through challenges and essential administrative support.  
  • Download the full description  here

Communities Peer Mentor Volunteer

  • Based at Alana House, Reading 
  • If you enjoy using your listening and social skills to help people make positive changes in their lives we would love to hear from you.  Our mentoring programme provides support and encouragement to women facing multiple barriers to employment.  We work with a wide range of women to help them increase their confidence by developing their digital skills in order to access education or employment following a period of unemployment.  We are building a team of mentors to assist with groups accessing the Job Skills course (Mondays 11am – 12.30pm at Alana House) as well as proving one-to-one support to women who are looking to try something different (for example attend a college open day). Perhaps you are happy sharing your own experience of returning to work after being unemployed, or your employment skills to help someone to write a CV or search for jobs. This is an incredibly satisfying role for someone who enjoys walking beside people as they make changes in their lives.
  • Download the full description  here

Volunteer Online Adoption Supporter

  • Home based
  • Flexible shifts - two hours a week
  • PACT has been awarded Department of Education funding to develop a holistic range of support for our adopters, adopted families, therapists and education practitioners. As part of this project we are looking to build a team of adopters to provide the vital first line of support, as peers, for adopters by live-web chat. The expectation is that volunteers will share four hours a week to provide support. If you are an adopter and passionate about the benefits that adoption can bring to children and families we would love to hear from you.
  • Download the full description here

Volunteer IT Group Leader

  • Based at Alana House, Reading 
  • A few hours a week, to be agreed.
  • We would love to hear from people with confident IT skills to lead basic IT skills groups for women who access Alana House services. Subjects to cover might include finding your way around a computer, internet searches for job hunting, using Word to create CVs and using emails but may also include more advanced subjects. This opportunity is with an exceptional, awarding-winning and friendly team and is a fabulous chance to make a practical difference.
  • Download the full description  here

To find out more about how you can volunteer for PACT visit this page.

Help us continue to make a difference to the lives of children and young adults