Volunteering at HMP Channings Wood

The Storybook Dads Head Office is based in HMP Channings Wood in Devon. Volunteering for Storybook Dads means being part of a small, close-knit, friendly and dedicated team. All our staff and volunteers have to ‘muck in’ with pretty much everything!

The work is varied, interesting, challenging, sometimes frustrating, due to the restrictions of working within a prison, but always rewarding.

So whether you’re more comfortable delivering a workshop, doing admin or being a puppeteer, we like to think there’s enough going on to keep you interested! Full training will be provided as required but please don’t feel obliged to take on anything that you are uncomfortable with. If you have any particular skills (e.g. IT, marketing, design, PR) then we can certainly use them!

Every day is different and I enjoy playing my
part in helping maintain the child/parent bond.”

Other ways to Volunteer

Perhaps you have PR, marketing or fundraising experience. Perhaps you are familiar with networking in the criminal justice sector.  Maybe you’d like to help us to raise our social media presence. There are lots of ways to help us by working from home if you have the skills/ expertise. Get in touch if you have any ideas.  

Apply to become a volunteer