Contacts & Opportunities

We’re always open to new challenges, and we’re also here to help answer your questions about Makeright and the projects we run.

There are a couple of easy ways to get in touch with us:

Volunteering Opportunities
Do you have design experience? Are you good at listening and helping others to be creative? Then you could be the perfect volunteer at the next Makeright iteration and have a brilliant experience like JW or Rachita.

Lucy, another Makeright volunteer, recently competed at CSM during the degree shows. Her collection presented after completion of BA (Hons) Jewellery Design draws inspiration from prisoners’ diaries she read after visiting Philadelphia’s Eastern State Penitentiary. You can view the collection here.


There are currently no volunteering opportunities.

Next round of volunteering dates will be added to this page in due course. In the meantime, please see volunteering requirements below. 


The award winning Design Against Crime Research Centre (DACRC) at Central Saint Martins is looking for volunteers to mentor inmates who are learning design skills at HMP Thameside as part of their work with prison industries. The project is called ‘Makeright’ and the inmates are co-designing anti-theft bags.

DACRC are seeking to attract qualified designers and students, including those who are retired, who are able to give a minimum of one or two afternoons per week (12.30pm – 5pm), for 8 consecutive weeks, to work with inmates at HMP Thameside.

We are looking for those with fashion, textile, product and other design experiences to facilitate the design and prototyping of bags working with inmates in HMP Thameside – sewing and construction skills will be useful!

The DACRC team will provide 2 days training in design facilitation techniques at the prison – one session before you start and a final debriefing session when you have completed the course. Volunteers will be given certification by DACRC upon completion of the course and can list this experience on their CV.


Design-based experience, but more importantly the role requires people who are good at listening and companioning others to be creative – and who can adhere to the requirements of the prison environment.

All offers are subject to passing security checks and clearance prior to joining the team.

If you are interested please send a 1 page CV (including details of a referee that we can contact) to

We look forward to hearing from you.