Host Organisation: Interventions Alliance

We are looking to recruit a team of volunteer mentors to support the Personal Wellbeing Team to address and meet the needs of the people on probation. Volunteer Mentors are matched with people on probation who have been in prison and are being managed by The Probation Service upon release.

Opportunity Interests: Advice and Guidance Services, Advocacy Services, Crime/Community Safety, Ex-Offenders and Prisoners, Health and Wellbeing services, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender people, Men, People who are unemployed, People with Disabilities, People with Drug & Alcohol Issues, People with Learning Disabilities, People with Mental Health Issues, Victims of Crime
Type of Activity: Coaching / Mentoring
Location: From Home - Remote Volunteering, Alderley Edge, Alsager, Bollington, Cheshire East, Congleton, Crewe, Disley, Holmes Chapel, Knutsford, Macclesfield, Middlewich, Nantwich, Poynton, Sandbach, Wilmslow, Outside of Cheshire East
Days and Times for the Opportunity: Anytime

Support engagement and attendance to community-based support services
Accompanying participants to personal appointments in the community
Encourage compliance with Probation appointments and licence conditions.
Provide practical and emotional support to participants.
Build on developing participants social skills and positive behaviours.
Encourage and signpost support services and activities to promote social inclusion.

Volunteer Commitment: Long Term
Is a DBS check required for this role?: Yes
Skills and Qualifications Required:

Ability to keep commitments and/or appointments.
Capability to use own initiative to identify and access relevant resources.
Ability to listen effectively and communicate with others.
Capacity to understand and work within necessary guidance to ensure both yourself and the participant understand your professional relationship.
Ability to demonstrate positive behaviour providing a good role model to participants through pro-social modelling.
Be non-judgmental and open minded.

Are there any Gender or Age Restrictions?:
Do you have disabled access to the areas a volunteer would be sited?: Yes
Do you pay expenses?: Yes
If yes, for what and at what rate?:

Any out of pocket expenses as per volunteering policy

What support is available for the volunteer?:

Regular individual supervision, full training and peer mentor support is provided for each volunteer.

What training is available for the volunteer?:

Full mentor training including, risk, lone working will be provided prior to any face to face sessions with a person on probation.