Volunteer Roles At PACT

Here are our latest volunteering opportunities available at PACT.

Please note: due to the coronavirus pandemic, many of our staff are now working from home. We are, however, still looking for volunteers to support our teams either remotely or in person where it is safe to do so. If you have time or skills that you can offer, please get in touch at volunteering@pactcharity.org


Voluntary Trustees

Our team is growing! We have fantastic opportunities to recruit trustees to join Parents And Children Together to support our work and help us drive our ambitions forward.

Do you want to make a positive difference to the lives of children by helping them to find their forever family?  Do you want to support and empower women to make informed decisions and take control of their lives?  Do you want to keep families safe by supporting parents and children who have experienced domestic abuse?

If so, this fantastic opportunity could be for you.

We are currently looking for individuals to join our Board of Trustees with:

  • skills in Finance to become our next Treasurer
  • a background in HR to ensure PACT continues to be a great place to work


What we do

PACT is one of the UK’s leading independent adoption charities, placing children with secure and loving families and supporting them with specialist therapeutic support. Our most recent Ofsted inspection rated our adoption service as “Outstanding”.

We are a well-established charity based in the Thames Valley. Our beneficiaries make up the wider PACT family and are supported through a number of community projects for children and adults facing multiple disadvantages including domestic abuse, homelessness, debt and victims or perpetrators of crime. Our current community projects include the Alana House women’s community programme and Bounce Back 4 Kids, a therapeutic domestic abuse recovery programme for families.

At PACT, we are ambitious about our service development, ensuring that we are responding to the needs of our beneficiaries. In recent years we have enhanced our service provision through developing innovative digital services providing support across the country with our successful online support platform: www.theadopterhub.org

Our Trustees

Our trustees play a very important role here at PACT.  They are responsible for governing PACT, providing strategic oversight of the charity’s operations and helping us to achieve our aims and objectives.

We are at an exciting phase of growth and now looking to bring new trustees to join our PACT family who are excited by the work we do. Building on our existing successes, we are keen to hear from individuals that bring different experiences, knowledge and ideas alongside a desire to develop their personal and/or professional skills in a team of experienced and dedicated trustees, volunteers and staff.

As a community, we are committed to fostering inclusion and promoting diversity across all levels. Our Board is envisioned to be representative and supportive of the diversity of our current and prospective service users, volunteer community and our wider eco-system.   

We welcome interest from individuals of all ages, backgrounds, cultures and levels of experience.  In particular, we recognise that we are missing out on contributions from people from Black, Asian or other minority ethnic communities, people of different faiths, people living with a disability and people from LGBTQ+ communities.

Please note that previous board/trustee experience is not essential,  your ‘lived’ experience is more important and full induction and training will be given to support trustees.

We are specifically looking for individuals with:

  • skills in Finance to become our next Treasurer
  • a background in HR to ensure PACT continues to be a great place to work

The role of trustee is a voluntary position for which we pay reasonable expenses. The time commitment will be approximately a day per month made up of quarterly board meetings and time to input on other charity matters. The Board aims to offer flexibility and tries to accommodate personal availability wherever possible.   

What would you get as a PACT trustee?

  • Satisfaction of helping vulnerable children, women and families, and thus giving something back
  • An opportunity to exercise your skills and knowledge, possibly in a different environment or context
  • A chance to contribute to the charity’s strategic growth
  • A chance to augment your experience of charities and gain new skills
  • A boost to your career and CV, if needed
  • An opportunity to work alongside other skilled and committed trustees
  • High-quality induction, training and support from us and other charity-support organisations
  • Please click here to download the Trustee Role Description

If you would like to learn more about our charity or have an informal discussion about the role with our CEO, Natausha van Vliet, please contact Natalie Derkatsch, Executive Assistant to the CEO (Natalie.derkatsch@pactcharity.org). 

If you believe you can contribute to the skills and diversity of our Board and would like to apply, please download an application form and email to Natalie Derkatsch Natalie.derkatsch@pactcharity.org.  

The closing date for applications is Thursday 14 October 2021.

We look forward to hearing from you!


Reception Volunteer

  • Based in Reading
  • Hours to be agreed; office hours are 8.30am – 5.00pm
  • This role would suit someone who takes pride in providing the best customer service possible. As an ambassador for PACT we want to continue to provide a warm, friendly, caring, efficient and professional reception service.  In this role you will look after greeting visitors and answering the phone, helping with general questions from visitors and staff, manage room bookings and help with setting up and tidying meeting rooms.  You will be joining a friendly and supportive team and training will be through an induction and informally given.
  • Download the full description here

To apply, download and fill in the application form and return it to volunteering@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.