Care Leavers Support Volunteer


Overview of the role
Our project engages with young people (aged 18 to 24 years old) in custody who have had some experience of the care system as a child. The project aims to facilitate contact for the young person with their local authority personal advisor or social worker, and any family members or significant others they may wish to contact. Overall we support the young person whilst they are serving their sentence, and around the planned release. The project will also offer a group work programme around independent living skills, positive relationships and resilience.

We are looking for an empathetic individual to work with and support the Project Worker. This voluntary position is to support with delivery of our group work programme 'Paving the Way' which seeks to support and empower care experienced male prisoners.

Skills & Qualities
When & Where?

HMP & YOI Deerbolt,
Bowes Road,
Barnard Castle,

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Training and Support Offered/Expenses
Volunteer Benefits

By volunteering with Nepacs you can:
• Help families in need
• Give back
• Learn new skills
• Build your confidence
• Meet new friends.

Other Information

All volunteers need to be able to commit to the following:
• A minimum of 3 hours of time (weekly/fortnightly)
• Attend and complete relevant training
• Commit to getting a DBS with our help
• Commit to getting prison security clearance where necessary
• Stay with Nepacs for a minimum of 6 months to a year
• Volunteering in holiday periods/out of term time

Type: Prisoners, Support Work, Health & Social Care, Criminal Justice/Legal, Children/Young People
Recognition of Quality Volunteer Experience

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