Staff & Volunteers
VOLUNTEERING AT WIP
We are so grateful for the commitment and time given by our amazing volunteers at WIP. Across the organisation volunteers support WIP staff with office and finance admin, running workshops, counselling and mentoring, fundraising, research and policy, campaigning and so much more!
We want to ensure that all our volunteers get as much out of the experience as they give to WIP and to do this we unfortunately do not have the capacity to offer opportunities immediately to everyone that contacts us.
We ask that everyone wishing to volunteer with us fills out an application form (below), which we will keep on file, and when an opportunity comes up we will get in touch. Volunteering at WIP may not be about a weekly commitment based in our office. Instead it could be about you running a one-off session to share a particular skill with women we support or helping to spread the word about the campaign by linking us in with another organisation you are involved in - so keep this in mind when completing the application form.
Please note WIP voluntary positions are restricted to women only as a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9 Paragraph Equality Act 2010
WIP strongly encourages applications from women from minority ethnic groups and women with direct experience of the criminal justice system.
For job vacancies at WIP and specialist voluntary positions such as Peer Mentors and Counsellors please go to our Vacancies Page.
Women in Prison is a national charity with over 50 full- and part-time frontline support staff providing gender-specialist expertise for women affected by the criminal justice system and campaigning for change. Staff are based at our office in Stockwell and our women centres: WomenMATTA in Manchester, the Beth Centre in Lambeth and the Women's Support Centre in Woking.
WIP operates holistically and our frontline team are trained to support women across the broad range of barriers and difficulties they may face, including:
- Mental Health
- Complex needs
- Domestic & Sexual Violence
- Substance Misuse
- Debt, Finance & Benefits
- Parenting support
- Education, Training & Employment
Women in Prison CEO
Dr Kate Paradine, Chief Executive. Kate has led various change initiatives in the public and charity sectors on issues including domestic abuse, child abuse, substance misuse and mental ill health including publishing national policy and strategy documents. She led the project to transfer staff and services from the National Policing Improvement Agency to the College of Policing and was previously National Quality Lead at CRI and lecturer in the Faculty of Law, University of Southampton (including leading the Law and Discrimination course). Kate has been chair of trustees for a group of women’s refuges and trustee for national theatre company Clean Break.
Kate Fraser, Northern Services Manager
t. 0161 232 1778
Hannah Morowa, WomenMATTA Manager
t. 0161 232 1778
Catherine Alborough, Beth Centre Manager
t. 0203 8692 170
Carole Appleby, Women's Support Centre (Surrey) Manager
t. 01483 726 621
Claire Cain, Policy & Campaigns Manager
t. 0207 359 6674
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