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We deliver a range of rehabilitation services to people who have been sentenced by a court to either custody or community supervision and who are classed as low to medium risk.

Our goal is to reduce reoffending and in doing so, we improve people’s lives - potential victims as well as the perpetrators of crime. We do this specifically by steering people away from offending.

What does the opportunity involve doing?

As a volunteer you will be supporting service users to comply and engage with their order / license requirements. You will also help them to gain skills to ensure their lives improve and to prevent reoffending.

• helping service users into work • giving advice and guidance • helping service users access specialist services to overcome their personal barriers and to encourage positive progression (such as housing, employment and benefits services) • providing targeted support and information • helping service users to develop their literacy and numeracy skills • befriending and socialising.

What induction, training and support is offered?

If you become a volunteer at KSS CRC you will receive:

• full role specific training • travel and subsistence expenses • further development and training opportunities • regular one-to-one and peer support • supervision from your Volunteer Coordinator • opportunities to attend frequent meetings, social events and recruitment fairs.

What skills or qualities are needed?

Volunteers need the following skills:

• have a belief that people can change • be non-judgmental and non-discriminatory • act as a good role model • establish relationships with service users and others • understand the importance of, and maintain confidentiality.

You do not need any formal qualifications.

More info
Location

None selected

Deadline for applications

17 Sep 2021

Categories

Homeless people People with drugs/alcohol problems Prisoners, offenders and their families

Activities

Advocacy/advice Befriending Research/media/campaigning

Disabled access?

No

Expenses paid?

Yes

Childcare available?

No

Contact name

Poppy Harris-Holden

Phone number

07860924150

More info »

https://ksscrc.co.uk/