Volunteer roles

Chair of Trustees

PACT is currently recruiting for a Chair of Trustees. The successful applicant will be an ambassador for the charity, lead the charity in partnership with the Chief Executive and ensure that trustees fulfil their duties and responsibilities for the proper governance of the charity. The Chair will support and, where appropriate, challenge the Chief Executive and ensure that the Board as a whole works in partnership with executive staff.

As our Head Office is in Reading, ideally you will be based in the Thames Valley and will be able to commit an average of 2-3 days per month of your time. It is a voluntary role although travel expenses may be claimed.

For full details please see our Applicant Pack which includes information about PACT, the work we do, our plans for the year ahead, the responsibilities of the role, and the type of experience and qualities we are looking for in a candidate in order for them to flourish and succeed in this role.   To arrange an informal and confidential discussion about this opportunity with the CEO and one of our trustees, please email Natalie Derkatsch, Executive Assistant to the CEO at natalie.derkatsch@pactcharity.org or call 0118 402 1698. 

Other voluntary roles

Below are our other 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 London and Brighton 
  • 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

Volunteer Adoption Support Administrator

  • Based flexible - either at home or at the Brighton Office
  • A few hours a week, to be agreed
  • We would love to hear from people who would like to get involved a varied role from helping with administration and also directly with families at events
  • Download a full description here

Volunteer Finance Administrator

  • Based in Reading
  • Hours flexible, but during office hours
  • This varied role will assist PACT's finance team with a variety of administrative tasks including assisting with credit control to enable the team to continue to deliver an efficient and professional service
  • Download the full description here

Volunteer IT Coordinator 

  • Based in Reading
  • Hours can be flexible, within office hours
  • The IT team at PACT provides a comprehensive service to staff, contractors, trustees and volunteers. This varied role will assist the team with a variety of administrative tasks including assisting with updating equipment and supporting the business with basic queries
  • Download the full description here