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Volunteer Mentor

10th August 2017 - 11:27 | Luton UK, Stevenage


Sova BeNCH Mentoring Services - Volunteer Mentor
About the opportunity
Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference? Would you like to support people who have been involved in the criminal justice system to make positive changes to their lives? Are you looking for a challenge?
If you have answered yes to the above, you could be just what we are looking for!
Sova are currently recruiting Volunteer Mentors , to support and mentor offenders with making positive changes to their lives and building better opportunities for the future.
The BeNCH Mentoring Services Project focus on local people supporting them get back into the community and help them get over any barriers they may be facing.
A lot of our clients lack confidence, have low self-esteem, lead chaotic lives and have little or no support from family and friends. Don’t you think they should have someone on their side?
Our Volunteer Mentors provide the support to help people get their lives back on track.
About Sova
Sova is a charity that works in the heart of communities in England and Wales to help people steer clear of crime. We do this by making sure that when people find themselves in difficult situations they have someone on their side to help them make better choices so they can stay out of trouble and build better lives - See more at: http://www.sova.org.uk

This is an exciting, challenging and fulfilling opportunity for those that wish to support those with a recent offending history to integrate back into society. No experience needed.
The role of a Volunteer Mentor:
• Making positive impact on the life of potentially vulnerable and/or socially excluded individuals.
• Building a pro-active, encouraging relationship
• Providing support so that your mentee can identify and achieve their personal goals
• Helping someone to integrate back into the community
• Being a listening ear during difficult times your mentee maybe facing
We ask our mentors to:
• Be sensitive to the barriers that our clients may face such as isolation, mental health issues and lack of supportive relationships etc.
• Be open minded – focusing on their mentees future
• Carry a belief that people can change for the better
• Be committed and reliable

Practical Considerations
• You must be 18 years old and above to apply
• Full training is provided as part of the recruitment process
• All volunteers have the opportunity to complete the Certa accredited training
• Please note that having unspent convictions will not necessarily prevent you from becoming a Volunteer Mentor
• As an equal opportunity recruiter we consider each application on a case by case basis. However, applicants who are ISA/DBS barred should not apply
• Out of pocket expenses are reimbursed during volunteering
• You would be required to use a computer briefly for emails and reports being sent to your case manager on the project

• Being able to drive would be an advantage as if you will be volunteering in a more rural area, public transport might be difficult to get to reach the client
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