HMP Dovegate call for official prison visitors

HMP Dovegate is putting together a group of people to act as Official Prison Visitors.

Official Prison Visitors (OPVs) are independent volunteers appointed by prison establishments, who visit prisons in order to offer friendship to prisoners. It would make a huge difference if Dovegate could get some more visitors – faith, culture or anything else IS NOT taken into account.  There are no age limits, so anyone age 18 years and over can apply, however, probably the most important attributes an OPV can have are:-
Common sense. (Lots of it!)
Compassion.
A Sense of Humour.
Patience.
This position is not paid and there is nothing to gain from doing it, other than the fact that you could make life a lot brighter for someone who just wants someone to talk to. So, if you think you could spare some of your time then please contact Sandie Hicks sandie.hicks@serco.com for further information.

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