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Justice Volunteer Mentoring Service - Volunteer Mentor, Nowra

Apply now Role no: 496359
Availability: Business hours
Time involved: 1 - 4 hours per week
Location: Regional NSW

  • 1-8 hours per fortnight, mostly weekday, flexible hours.
  • 12 month commitment
  • Must be over 18 years of age

The program
The Volunteer Mentoring Service links people in custody with volunteer mentors who can assist them with building community networks, developing pro-social skills, and supporting the achievement of self-determined goals. Volunteers will take participants on monthly excursions outside the prison as part of their Sponsored Leave to help them practice being in the community. Over the final year of the mentee’s sentence, the volunteer will develop a positive interpersonal relationship with them in order to create a powerful foundation for change.

The opportunity
The Volunteer Mentor role is to provide valuable support to adult men and women who are preparing for their release from prison, assisting them to complete activities which target their goals, reconnect with the community, and pursue positive lifestyles that minimise future risk of re-offending. This might involve taking them to appointments, teaching them living skills, or introducing them to services, as well as social activities such as sharing a meal or spending time outdoors.

The impact
Utilising a 'strengths-based' approach, Volunteer Mentors will help their mentees to gain confidence, resources and a sense of connection to their community, all of which can make their release a smoother process and reduce their chances of returning to custody.

For more information, please see the volunteer role description Download File VRD Community Justice Mentor - Nowra.pdf  and flyer Download File Justice Volunteer Mentor Flyer.pdf or contact Alison Murie on 02 4428 4900.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please note: Please provide a cover letter to include why you are interested in the program and upload a recent copy of your CV to submit this application

 

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Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

  1. Submit your application Tell us about yourself along with any skills and experience you can bring to Red Cross by completing an online application.
  2. Meet with us Have a chat with us about the volunteer role you have applied for and see whether it’s a good match for you and for us.
  3. Complete some checks If you are successful in getting the role we’ll ask you to complete a Police Check. In some cases a Working With Children Check may also be required.
  4. Get started! At this stage, it’s time for your induction and training as you’re now an official Red Cross Volunteer.

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