Circle Volunteer

People and communities | Offenders and ex offenders

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Location: Bexley, London, DA6 7AT (see map)

Travel: Civic Centre / Council Offices bus stop.

Start date: Ongoing

What will I be doing?

  • Working as part of a group of volunteers to support an individual who was been convicted of a sexual offence and wants help to safely resettle into the community
  • Holding the service user to account for their past actions, goals and current behaviour
  • Contributing to effective risk management by working alongside Probation and Police professionals
  • Helping the service user to maintain positive changes in their life and avoid reoffending
  • Offering a listening ear and emotional support
  • Providing non-judgmental feedback and guidance to the service user
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Circles London

What impact will this have?

  • By taking part in a Circle, volunteers help to reduce feelings of social isolation within service users, which helps to reduce their risk of reoffending
  • Volunteers share relevant information with professionals who are working with service users in order to assist with effective risk management
  • Volunteers improve the safety of their local communities

When are you needed?

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Commitment

  • Volunteers should be able to commit to a Circle for 12-18 months
  • Volunteers should expect to attend a weekly meeting for approx. 2 hours whilst taking part in a Circle

What else do I need to know?

  • Volunteering opportunities are available across all London Boroughs
  • The Circle meetings take place once a week, but the day/time will depend on when volunteers are available - this will be discussed with volunteers after training. We work with volunteers who either have daytime or evening available during the week.
  • Please submit an email address to enable us to forward further information and an application pack when expressing an interest in the volunteering role

Expenses

  • Travel expenses paid

Background checks

  • A DBS check is required

About the organisation:

Additional Information

What skills will be useful?
  • Interpersonal
  • Advice and support
  • Caring
  • Coaching
  • Counselling
  • Listening
  • Mentoring
  • Negotiating
  • Team working
What skills can I gain?
  • Interpersonal
  • Advice and support
  • Caring
  • Coaching
  • Counselling
  • Listening
  • Mentoring
  • Negotiating
  • Team working

Training

  • Volunteers must attend a 2 day Initial Volunteer Training event
  • Supplementary training is offered to all volunteers on topics relevant to the volunteering role and the criminal justice system more widely
  • Volunteers are provided with supervision by their Circle Coordinators

Location

Bexley, London, DA6 7AT

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