What is the role: Mentoring an offender
Who for: Pact (Prison Advice and Care Trust)
When: 1 – 2 hours a week at a time arranged between yourself and your mentee
Where: Across Oxfordshire
What is involved: Supporting an offender in this capacity could involve a whole range of activities depending on their needs. One week you may help them to register with a GP or attend an appointment with them and the next just meet for a coffee and a chat. Through it all you will be building a positive relationship, helping your mentee to grow in confidence and to successfully integrate into society.
Why you should sign up:
- Unique opportunity to provide support to vulnerable individuals
- Fantastic experience for those wishing to pursue careers in counselling, prison service etc.
- This is a challenging but well supported role with ongoing support for volunteers
Skills required: Volunteers need to reliable and organised, have an approachable manner and non-discriminatory approach. Volunteers must understand the importance of maintaining professional boundaries.
Support provided: All volunteers will attend an initial two-day foundation training course as well as ongoing refresher training in support meetings. Travel costs are covered.
How to get involved: Email firstname.lastname@example.org