Mentor Volunteers (RB)
Our volunteers help support service users on probation throughout their order/licence period. We work with service users across all levels of risk and support our volunteers to fulfil their work and personal goals. Working as a volunteer is a great way of building your skills while doing something that is really worthwhile and rewarding. As a volunteer, you can make a real difference to the lives of our service users, enabling them to play an active role in their community and contributing to reducing their re-offending. As a volunteer you will be supporting service users to comply and engage with their order/licence requirements. You will also help them to gain skills to ensure their lives improve and to prevent re offending.
The type of work can include:
- Helping service users into work.
- Giving advice and guidance.
- Helping service users access specialist services to overcome their personal barriers and to encourage positive progression (such as housing, employment and benefits services).
- Providing targeted support and information.
- Helping service users to develop their literacy and numeracy skills.
- Befriending and socialising.
If you become a volunteer at KSS CRC you will receive:
- travel and subsistence expenses
- further development and training opportunities
- regular one-to-one and peer support
- supervision from your volunteer coordinator
- opportunities to attend frequent meetings, social events and recruitment fairs.
- Full role specific training
What skills do I need?
We welcome people from all backgrounds and actively encourage people with previous convictions to volunteer. You just need to be over the age of 18 and if you have previously been on probation, it needs to be at least 12 months since your order/licence finished.
Volunteers need the following skills:
- Have a belief that people can change.
- Be non-judgemental and non-discriminatory, act as a good role model, establish relationships with service users and others.
- Understand the importance of, and maintain confidentiality.
- You do not need any formal qualifications.
- Age restrictions
- DBS check required
- Equal Opportunities Policy
- Expenses reimbursed
Travel and subsistence expenses
- Health and Safety Policy
- Ongoing support
Regular one-to-one and peer support Supervision from your volunteer coordinator Review meetings every 4 weeeks
- Training provided
Full role specific training. You will need to attend three days training.
- Volunteer induction
- Volunteer Policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
When can I volunteer?
Start Date: 09/08/2017
End Date: 30/09/2020
We're grateful for whatever time you're able to give, but do require a minimum of two hours per week and a commitment to volunteer for a minimum of six months. We will discuss and agree this with you during the application process.
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