Prison Visitor Centre Support

The Ormiston Families team is based in a bright and welcoming visitors’ Centre just outside the perimeter walls of the prison. We provide support, information and a personal welcome for first-time visitors, as well as support with their children.

Visiting someone in prison can be very difficult; we need volunteers to  welcome people in, assist them with paperwork, and help them access information and advice. Volunteers are also there for a friendly chat, generally helping visitors to feel at ease and to understand the procedure before they enter the prison. You would also be making teas and coffees for visitors, using the till and providing change for lockers etc.

If you would like to volunteer in the children's play area please click here:


Good people skills


Non-judgemental attitude

Able to communicate well


  • Accessibility
  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No No Yes No
Afternoon Yes No No Yes No No Yes
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

Saturday mornings, 7.45am - 10am Weekday sessions 9.30 - 11.00am, afternoons 1.30 - 4.00pm.


This opportunity is available in: Chelmsford

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