Breaking the cycle: A second chance Since 2006 we have been supporting the rehabilitation of currently serving offenders by offering volunteering placements in our shops and central offices. Why PVP? Sue Ryder’s pioneering Prison Volunteer Programme addresses this issue head-on, preparing offenders for paid work on release from prison while also providing the opportunity for them to give something back to the community. Our Awards We couldn't be prouder of the success stories that have come out of our Prison Volunteer Programme and we're pleased the programme has gained national recognition. Feedback Our programme has been independently evaluated at the House of Lords and has received positive feedback from participants. Learn more.