Become a Circles Volunteer

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Volunteer with us and help prevent sexual abuse

We are recruiting volunteers across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire to deliver Circles of Support and Accountability with adults and/or young people convicted of sexual offences. Circles' Volunteers are from all walks of life and all ages (18+). They are emotionally stable and approachable people who have a mature outlook. They combine an empathic approach with the ability to maintain firm boundaries.

 

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Commitment required to be a Volunteer

The most effective Circles are those that meet frequently over an extended period of time. We therefore ask Volunteers to commit to a couple of hours per week for approximately 18 months.

Training, Support and Supervision

To equip you for this challenging and very rewarding role, all volunteers will be required to completed a two day training course run by the Safer Living Foundation (and approved by Circles UK) which will equip you to begin working within a Circle. For those volunteers who would like to work with young people, there will be an additional one days training which you would be expected to complete. In addition, you will receive ongoing professional support and supervision and your expenses will be reimbursed.

Qualifications and Requirements

No formal qualifications are required however volunteers must be able to demonstrate their commitment to the aims of the Safer Living Foundation. Good communication and organisational skills, flexibility and an ability ti travel within the county’s of Nottinghamshire and/or Derbyshire. Your appointment requires satisfactory references, completion of the training and an enhanced DBS check and prison vetting.

Enabling local communities to prevent further sexual abuse…

…WHAT COULD BE MORE WORTHWHILE?

Applications

For further information about the volunteering roles and an informal discussion Please contact one of the following on 01949 803259.

Anne McMeekin (Office Manager) ku.vog.isg.spmhnull@nikeemcm.enna;

Angela Braithwaite (Prison-based Circles Coordinator)  ku.vog.isg.spmhnull@2etiawhtiarB.alegnA;

Dave Potter (Community Adult Circles Coordinator) ku.vog.isg.spmhnull@rettop.divad;

Claire Good (Young People's Circles Coordinator) ku.vog.isg.spmhnull@doog.erialc

Alternatively please download an application pack here or phone 01949 803259 and ask for an application pack to be posted out to you:

Volunteer Introductory Letter

Volunteer Job Description

Volunteer Selection and Training Information

Volunteer Application Form