We offer great volunteering roles which offer real experience within the criminal justice system.


Visits Hall Volunteers  – Ongoing Recruitment
Empathetic people with an interest in criminal justice wanted! We are now recruiting for dedicated and empathetic people to volunteer in the visits hall of HMP Lewes. Please download our job description and person specification, application form and equal opportunities form and return to sam@sussexprisonersfamilies.org.uk .


Court Volunteer – Ongoing Recruitment

We are looking for empathetic, confident people to volunteer in our courts. This is a challenging and rewarding role which involves giving support and advice to families in courts across Sussex. We are particularly looking for people to volunteer in Crawley, Hove, Lewes and Worthing. For more information, please download our role description, person specification, application form and equal opportunities monitoring form and return to rachelle@sussexprisonersfamilies.org.uk or email Rachelle for an informal discussion.




Full training is given for both posts.





Take Part in Our Survey

Live in West Sussex? Have you experienced a family member in prison?

Or are you a professional who has worked with someone who has a family member in prison?

What was this like for you?

We’d like to hear your story and your views on what could have been put in place to help you cope better

If you want to get involved and offer opinions and voice concerns:


We are grateful to our supporters and friends who have made our work possible so far.

These include: The Kelly Family Trust, The Worthing Lions, The Lloyds School for Social Entrepreneurs, West Sussex Social Enterprise Fund, Sussex Community Foundation, Safer in Sussex Community Fund, Simon Bottrell at 7Creative, Worthing CVS, Crawley CVS and Nick at Rockpool Media. Thank you also to Prisoners’ Friends and Families Service for their volunteer advice and information and Prison Image for the use of their photographs.

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To contact Sam, Denis or Rachelle at Sussex Prisoners’ Families: Email us here

Registered office: 39-41 Surrey St, Brighton BN1 3PB 01273 499843

Sussex Children and Families of Prisoners is a Community Interest Company Limited by Guarantee. Company number 8631063.