Circles Volunteer at Yorkshire, Humberside and Lincolnshire Circles of Support and Accountability (YHLCOSA)

Working with a group of 4-6 volunteers to support and hold to account someone with convictions for sexual offences

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Hours per week 2 hours
Location North Yorkshire
Description

We are currently seeking volunteers throughout North Yorkshire.
Do you believe in the power of rehabilitation? Are you mature and interested in working with people? Are you looking for a challenging but exciting volunteering opportunity where you can make a real difference to the community?
We are looking for enthusiastic, non-judgemental, approachable individuals from all walks of life who can give a couple of hours a week to participate in a Circle of Support and Accountability.

Circles are a group of individuals who meet regularly with a Core Member (An individual who has previously committed sexual offences but who is motivated and committed to living an offence free life). Through engaging with the Core Member, Circle volunteers help to overcome isolation, loneliness and boredom and help to rebuild a positive, offence-free life. A key part of the role is holding the Core Member accountable for any behaviour which causes concern or alarm in order to help ensure the community is kept safe and there are "no more victims." Circles keep in regular contact with the Police and Probation service and other agencies involved in supporting the Core Member.

Circle volunteers will receive thorough and comprehensive training before undertaking the role. They will also have on-going supervision and support.

This is a really exciting, challenging and rewarding role to become involved with.

This opportunity will assist you in gaining the following skills:

  • Interpersonal/Confidence
  • Teamwork
  • Problem solving/Creativity
  • Planning/Organising
  • Communication Skills
  • Advice and Guidance

Training will be provided by the organisation for this position:

All volunteers must undertake a 2 day induction training programme as part of the recruitment/selection process.
Safeguarding training is mandatory.
On-going continuation training is available to volunteers.
After 12 months of volunteering, volunteers will complete a one day booster training programme

We are unable to reimburse travel expenses

About you

The organisation has indicated the following requirements from volunteers who want to take this opportunity.

Essential: Mature, empathetic, non-judgemental, life experience, emotionally robust, able to maintain strong boundaries, commitment to a min 12 months

Desirable: previous volunteering experience (any sector),

Interested?

Submit your info to this organisation today.

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