Volunteer with PACT

PACT is enormously grateful for the time, skills and talents given freely by the range of volunteers working with us today.

Both the families we work with and PACT staff benefit from the life experience and generosity that our volunteers bring to our projects and services.

By donating your time and energy to volunteer with PACT, you can help us build and strengthen forever families for the future. Click below to see our latest volunteering roles or email volunteering@pactcharity.org to find out more.

See our volunteer opportunities

Supporter of the month

Each month we celebrate one person, family or group that has gone above and beyond to support PACT’s work. From running a marathon to giving up their time to volunteer, each PACT Superstar has used their time, energy and resources to help us continue the work that we do.

See our PACT superstars

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

In 2022, Alana House was honoured to receive a prestigious award in recognition of its fantastic team of volunteers. The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award a local voluntary group can receive in the UK and is equivalent to an MBE. The award recognises outstanding work by local volunteer groups to benefit their communities.

A team of 13 volunteers give around 80 hours a week between them at Alana House to carry out vital roles such as counsellors, cookery skills instructors, administrators, assistant support worker, sewing instructors and supporting at drop-in sessions. Jan Norbury, a volunteer since 2016 said: “There is nothing more rewarding than seeing the ladies experience real success and develop a feeling of self-worth. I just love the work and hope to continue to volunteer for some time to come.”

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Emily’s story

Emily joined PACT as a volunteer with Alana House in 2017 while studying Psychology at the University of Reading. She really enjoyed her time working with PACT and stayed on in the Communities team to do a summer internship with Bounce Back 4 Kids. After graduating, Emily successfully applied to join PACT’s Adoption team as an Enquiries Officer.

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