Volunteer Mentor - Prison, Probation and Community. Prison Advice and Care Trust
PACT (Prison Advice & Care Trust)
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As a Volunteer Mentor you will have the opportunity to volunteer with people in the criminal justice system either in the prison or out in the community.
You will have the opportunity to build up a relationship and build confidence and motivation! You will also build on your own existing skills and learn new skills. Communication is key and it is a very important aspect of this volunteering role!
Activities will range from person to person but may involve helping someone improve their reading and writing skills, encouraging them to keep motivated whilst in prison, supporting them as they look for work, helping them find volunteering opportunities or involvement in the local community. Meeting regularly at a public place to encourage them as they reintegrate back into the community.
You will have a positive and encouraging outlook and relish the chance to build up a person's confidence and skills!
Basic IT skills - internet & email,Reading & Writing,Research,Talking & Listening
Talking to others, Listening, researching and support
volunteering with a broad range of people from different backgrounds. Develop listening and supporting skills and building knowledge of local support organisations to sign post your mentee to. Build understanding of the criminal justice system.
Befriending, Buddying & Mentoring,Support Work
We welcome and/or have the resources to support:
We ask that volunteers give around 2 hours per week for 6 months (minimum time)
An initial two day foundation training is provided by Pact and ongoing relevant/refresher training will be provided during support meetings.
Volunteers have regular supervision and support from the Volunteer Coordinator.
Currently opportunities from Monday to Friday during working hours.
The process for applying is: Application form, Informal interiew, References, DBS check, Trial period
Expenses: Reasonable travel costs (on public transport) or mileage will be reimbursed, including travel to attend training sessions. Subsistence e.g. lunch, is provided for all day shifts or training events.
This role is subject to security clearances and enhanced DBS. This post is also for those who are 18 years and over.