Circles Volunteer at Circles South East

Circles volunteers work in a group to support and monitor an individual who has been convicted of a sexual offence.

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Hours per week 2 hours
Location All volunteering opportunities will take place in the local area, and only in locations that volunteers individually express that they can travel to. Volunteers will need to arrange their own travel to the meetings but expenses will be reimbursed
Description

Are you interested in contributing to community safety or getting experience within the Criminal Justice field? We are looking for volunteers to join Circles of Support and Accountability across London.

A Circle is essentially a group of trained volunteers working with a high risk sexual offender (Core Member) in their community, reducing isolation and loneliness reducing the risk of reoffending. Volunteers are also equipped to monitor the behaviour of their Core Member, assisting Police, Probation and other partnership agencies in the management of that person’s risk.

The group will meet for a couple of hours a week to offer support whilst holding them accountable for their actions and contributing to effective risk management within the community.
No prior skills or qualifications are requires as full training and regular supervision are provided. Volunteers need to be reliable, committed and able to work as part of a small team.

PLEASE NOTE - for insurance purposes all volunteers must be aged 21+

Volunteers need to be able to commit to meeting for a few hours once a week over a period of 12-18 months to support one Core Member.

Training is provided, and this usually takes place on 2 consecutive Saturdays.

This opportunity will assist you in gaining the following skills:

  • Interpersonal/Confidence
  • Teamwork
  • Problem solving/Creativity

Training will be provided by the organisation for this position:

Initial Volunteer training is provided usually over two consecutive Saturdays. Supplementary training and professional supervision are provided, and volunteers have the opportunity to complete National Open College Network accreditation.

About you

The organisation has indicated the following requirements from volunteers who want to take this opportunity.

Essential: Commited, empathic, can work as part of a team, can maintain confidentiality

Desirable: To be able to be yourself whilst offering support to someone who needs it!

Interested?

Submit your info to this organisation today.

Register now!