Volunteering at West Yorkshire Community Chaplaincy Project 

Volunteer ‘link workers’ are key to WYCCP’s success.  We offer a ‘hands on’, practical and supported volunteering opportunity. If you want to make a real difference to the life of an ex-prisoner or to the family of a prisoner, then we want to hear from you!

As a WYCCP volunteer link worker, you will gain experience:

– of the criminal justice system

– providing resettlement support to ex-prisoners

– providing community support to the partners and relatives of prisoners and ex-prisoners

– networking and making contacts within the criminal justice sector

– working within a team.

We recruit volunteer link workers from all walks of life; what they have in common is the desire to help people, a non-judgemental approach, reliability, a willingness to be trained and with some time to give each week.

We offer a comprehensive training programme and support structure to our volunteers. This includes our bespoke induction training programme and further regular training opportunities.

This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to gain extensive experience in the criminal justice, probation, social work, housing, drug and alcohol, law or support services.

“One aspect of being a volunteer that I have really enjoyed has been being able to make a difference to the lives of ex-prisoners. I have met some truly inspiring service users.” WYCCP volunteer link worker

“WYCCP strikes the right balance between entrusting me to operate with service users while also providing great support whenever I needed it.” WYCCP volunteer link worker

“Contributing to other people’s lives puts the jam in life’s sandwich. WYCCP has provided that opportunity.” WYCCP volunteer link worker


Volunteer Recruitment

Further information or advice can also be obtained by calling 0113 3874580; writing to WYCCP c/o HMP Leeds, Gloucester Terrace, Leeds LS12 2TJ, or emailing us at: info@wyccp.org.uk

Please note the next recruitment and training for new volunteers will be taking place on the following dates:

Information and Assessment Session – Wednesday 16th October 2019, 10am – 1pm

Following the above session, if you are selected, you will need to attend all of the induction training dates, which will run as follows:

Day one – Wednesday 23rd October 2019, 10am – 4pm 

Day two – Wednesday 30th October 2019, 10am – 4pm 

Day three – Wednesday 6th November 2019, 10am – 4pm

Day four – Wednesday 13th November 2019, 10am – 1pm 

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 20th November 2019

Closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday 8th October 2019 at midday