Criminal Justice Support Volunteers
Hosted by: Nacro

Nacro understand the importance of supporting our service users as they navigate the Criminal Justice System and rebuild their lives after a prison sentence or whilst on Probation. Our team of specialist housing advisors are able to work with service users to overcome barriers to obtain secure and stable accommodation. This then supports with the successful reintegration back into society. We are now looking for Volunteers to come on board and support us to make a difference.

What are we looking for?
- We would like to see applications from people who genuinely want to support individuals to make positive changes in their life, you do not necessarily need to have relevant experience as training will be given.
- We are keen to develop a diverse voluntary group and welcome applicants with lived experience.
- We want volunteers who are non-judgemental, passionate, and resourceful.
- We would like you to commit to a minimum of 6 months.

Days required: Mon AM, Mon PM, Tues AM, Tues PM, Weds PM, Thur AM, Thur PM, Fri AM, Fri PM

How many volunteers are needed:

30

Recruitment process:

Volunteers will need to complete an application form and attend an interview. Once these stages have been completed, the volunteer will then need to be processed and have a DBS prior to commencing their volunteering role (DBS and training will be arranged by Nacro).

Skills and quaifications:

What are the skills and qualities required?
- Excellent listening skills
- Awareness of boundaries and confidentiality
- Resourcefulness
- Confidence in liaising with stakeholders
- The ability to build rapport with service users
- Communication skills (to liaise with service users and also report all information back to staff)

Suitable for specific groups: BME, Ex-offenders, Substance misuse, Unemployed
Gender restrictions?: No