Risley Mentoring Published: January 9, 2018
Opportunity Type
Posted By
Chester VA
Suitable for under 18s


Role Description:
To provide one to one support to a newly released offender, through a befriending relationship, enabling the mentee to re-integrate back into their community, support them with identified issues and guide them in a positive way with an overall aim to instigate positive change and reduce the likelihood of re-offending.

Role description:

• To create a positive, supportive relationship between yourself and the Mentee by adopting a non-judgemental approach.

• Initiate and maintain appropriate relationships with your assigned Mentee.

• To meet regularly and telephone your Mentee on a weekly basis. • Attend regular supervision/support meetings with your Mentoring Co-ordinator.

• Undertake initial core training and optional ongoing training.

• Maintain weekly contact with your Mentoring Co-ordinator.

Volunteers need to have:

• A belief that people can change and raise aspirations given encouragement.

• A commitment to the values and aims of the Mentoring Project. • A responsible, consistent and punctual approach.

• An understanding of confidentiality and respect the need to maintain this.

• The ability to build up a positive rapport with the Mentee assigned to them.

• Implement a non judgmental and non discriminatory approach. • A grounded, open and honest approach throughout the mentoring relationship.

• A genuine desire to make a positive impact on the life an Ex-Offender.

• The awareness to pass on any information to the project co-ordinator relevant to the aims of the project.

Only registered members can apply for opportunities.

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