Pact seeks volunteers to support people with convictions

Pact seeks volunteers to support people with convictions

Pact is a nationwide prison charity that provides support to prisoners, people with convictions, and their families, in the Black Country. Pact is canvassing for volunteers for a project just starting up, the ETE Mentoring service.

The Employment Training and Education (ETE) Mentoring service is responsible for providing support, guidance, training and development opportunities to those referred into the service for help. Pact is looking for volunteers to assist service users to successfully engage with education, training, volunteering and/or employment. Mentoring opportunities take place Monday to Friday, between 9 am and 5 pm; a minimum of 4 hours per week for a minimum of 6 months.

The role, includes
Researching and developing links with local services
Meeting service users and supporting with ETE activities
Involvement in group interventions and 1:1 mentoring

Experience:
Talking to people face to face or via telephone in a professional capacity
Handling Sensitive data

Skills / Abilities:
Self-motivation
Verbal and written communication skills
Teamwork
Attitudes
Being friendly and approachable
Empathy
Non judgemental

What is offered?
Volunteers will be fully trained and will be paid travel costs, via public transport or private car (mileage) will be reimbursed, including travel to attend training. Lunch may also be reimbursed, according to Pact’s expenses policy.

For more information about Pact or to apply to become a volunteer please visit www.prisonadvice.org.uk or email volunteering@prisonadvice.org.uk

Volunteers will be subject to two references and a DBS check (Disclosure & Barring Service).

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