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Would you like to use your lived experience to support others?

Support volunteers needed for NACRO in RG1

Would you like to use your lived experience to support others?

Nacro are seeking volunteers to support the Criminal Justice Liaison and Diversion Service.

  • Do you have the lived experience of the criminal justice system?
  • Have you faced life challenges such as mental health or substance misuse problems and are now stable in recovery?
  • Are you able to offer a few hours a week and your own knowledge, skills and experience to make a difference to others?

If so we would really like to hear from you!

The role of a Peer Mentor involves:

  • Welcoming service users at court
  • Telephoning service users to offer support before court, at court and after court
  • Using active listening skills to provide support
  • To be a positive role model
  • Raising awareness of the peer mentoring training programme
  • Adhering to Trust policies and procedures

The benefits:

  • Receive structured training and learn new skills
  • Enhance your CV and have a focus on your future career development
  • Being a valuable asset to the volunteering service within Liaison & Diversion
  • Use your experience to support others and knowing that you are helping and making a difference to others on their journey
Organisation
Contact person firstname
Bala Sani, Volunteer coordinator
Lastname
Contact person's position
Mobile?
07920571579
Location address line 1
Reading Magistrates' Court
Line 2
Civic Centre
Line 3
Castle St
Town
Reading
Postcode
RG1 7TQ

Map
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified
Car parking for the volunteer?
Not specified
Secure bicycle parking?
Not specified
Near public transport?
Yes
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Mon AM
Availability required
All of these times
Additional timing details
At least 4 hours a week
Task type?
Support
Will suit someone like this:
Supportive
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Yes
Is training given?
Not specified
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
From volunteer coordinator
Are expenses paid?
Yes
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?
No
Minimum age
18
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
10
Opportunity added on
9 July 2019

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