The Footprints Project match volunteers as mentors to support our clients who are ex-offenders leaving custody and returning to their local area.
As a Mentor you will offer confidence and support to anxious and vulnerable people who have suffered from abuse, poor health, addiction problems, have often been brought up in care homes, spent lengthy periods of time in prison, have low self-esteem and levels of confidence and need help to access their benefits, food, signposting to support groups to address their offending behaviour, health needs, addictions, etc. as well as helping them to become involved in volunteering/training/work.
By helping and supporting ex-offenders, they are less likely to return to crime and only with help are they able to change their patterns of behaviour. Needing encouragement and support, this is a very worthwhile opportunity for proactive people who can empathise and encourage others.
N.B: We are ideally looking for someone aged 23 or over for this role.
Meetings take place ideally in prison prior to release, at the prison gate on the day of release and thereafter in public places in the community, cafes, etc.
- Good interpersonal and communication skills.
- Able to offer mentoring and/or counselling skills.
- Good organisational/planning skills.
You will be redirected to the Gosport Voluntary Action website
Between these dates: 06/12/2016 - 25/05/2018
On these days: