Volunteer Key Worker
- receive comprehensive training before you begin and on an ongoing basis.
- be matched with a prison leaver (your client) based on geography, risk assessment and your availability.
- receive full background on the case, careful handover, direct support in managing the case, and regular feedback.
- work in the community with a prison leaver who has reached out to us for help, providing a stable presence during a time of great anxiety.
- support your client to access the professional services they need to successfully reintegrate into society.
- meet with your client weekly in a public place, such as a café, or advocate for them at appointments with various agencies such as probation, housing, or benefits.
- maintain regular contact through phone calls and emails. A secure mobile phone and email address will be provided.
- receive ongoing support and feedback
- benefit from regular one-to-one discussions with a staff member on your work and professional development.
Is key working right for you?
- You are over the age of 18 years old with at least 4 hours a week to spare.
- You will undergo a DBS check.
- You are willing to support people who have been through the criminal justice system.
- You are happy to volunteer within our established policies and procedures.
- You will complete a volunteer application form prior to an introductory interview.
- You are not required to have any previous knowledge of the criminal justice sector.
- Ongoing training
- Expenses paid
- Experience for social work or criminal justice careers
When do I need to be available?
- Crime, Victims and Offenders
Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
Health and Safety
Insurance Cover for Volunteers
Suitable for 13 - 16 years
Suitable for 16 - 18 years
Suitable for a group of volunteers
Suitable only for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BAME, Women only)
Support on Offer
This role is adaptable for different abilities