At Interventions Alliance our Volunteer Mentors play a key role by delivering positive impact through projects that address the criminogenic needs of the participants we work with (predominantly men over the age of 18 years). Volunteer Mentors help minimise a person’s risk of offending/reoffending by supporting them to access vital services.
As a volunteer mentor you will act as positive role model who inspires, empowers and guides participants to achieve actions agreed on the initial action plan by offering personalised, one-to-one support, equipping them with the skills they need to succeed and to prevent these individuals from becoming trapped in a cycle of criminality. You will be working alongside relevant multi-agency partners including the National Probation Service, Sussex Police, social services and many other local service providers.
- No experience necessary
- Access to a computer & knowledge of basic IT skills
- Ability to listen effectively and communicate with others
- Ability to handle confidential information
- Ability to use own initiative to identify and access relevant resources
- Ability to keep commitments and/or appointments, and deliver results within agreed timescales
- Problem solving and can-do attitude
- Non-judgemental approach and sensitivity in working with vulnerable people or people who are experiencing a difficult situation, whilst maintaining professional boundaries.
- Full training provided – 2 days 10am-4pm
- Access to wide variety of specialist training for free
- Experience working in the criminal justice sector and with local agencies
- Career opportunities in the criminal justice sector
- Paid expenses
- Regular support and supervision from your Volunteer coordinator.
- You will be matched with someone in your local area, but you may have to travel (all travel expenses can be claimed back).
- The meeting times with your participant will be decided between the two of you, but average weekly commitments are about 2-3 hours.
- We require at least 6-12 month commitment.
- You will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. However, a criminal record does not necessarily disqualify you from volunteering with us. In fact, we place great value on lived experience and welcome and encourage anyone with it to apply for this role.
When do I need to be available?
|Details||Mentoring can takes places on week days, usually during working hours.|
- Crime, Victims and Offenders
- Advice and Information
- General Helping
- Practical Skills
- Supporting People and Befriending
Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
Travel expenses to meetings and sustenance up to £6 can be reimbursed
Health and Safety
Insurance Cover for Volunteers
Suitable for 13 - 16 years
Suitable for 16 - 18 years
Suitable for a group of volunteers
Suitable only for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BAME, Women only)
Support on Offer
This role is adaptable for different abilities