Could you be a mentor to offenders?

Learning support / Mentoring volunteers needed for Prison Advice and Care Trust – PACT

Our service is designed to provide support to offenders through mentoring to encourage full integration and to promote social inclusion.

Volunteers undertake duties led by each individual service user needs, it could be attending an appointment with them, registering at a GP surgery, discussing feelings and emotions, helping with reading and writing, listening or just having a coffee and a chat, it really depends on the individual.

Duties and responsibilities will include;

• building up a relationship with the mentoree
• establishing and maintaining appropriate boundaries to the mentoring relationship
• acknowledgeing positive qualities and skills
• spending time with/shareing activities with service users
• being consistent, reliable and dependable
• working within a spirit of non-discrimination
• respecting confidentiality according to Pact policies
• keeping in touch with your co-ordinator
• carrying out admin tasks (Volunteer Agreement, Contact Records and Expense Forms)
• attending volunteer support meetings

Contact person firstname
Simon
Lastname
Johnson
Contact person's position
Mentoring Co-ordinator
Mobile?
07703 705111

Location description
Reading and surrounding areas
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified
Car parking for the volunteer?
Not specified
Secure bicycle parking?
Not specified
Near public transport?
Not specified
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMTue AMTue PMWed AMWed PMThu AMThu PMFri AMFri PM
Availability required
Any of these times
Task type?
Learning support / Mentoring
Will suit someone like this:
Supportive
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
2 day training
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
6/8 week supervision
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
up to £10 per day
Will I need my own transportation?
No
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Yes
Are references required?
Yes
Will there be an interview?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
18
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
10
Opportunity added on
24 September 2016