Patient, reliable volunteers needed to support offenders through mentoring

What is the role: Mentoring an offenderpact

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 simon.johnson@prisonadvice.org.uk