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Volunteer Mentor to prison leavers

Change for Good


Posted over 30 days ago...

Change for Good is looking for new volunteers to mentor prison leavers for up to 6 months. They will support their community rehabilitation and help them to transform their lives.


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London, SW8 1DH

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

Change for Good is a resettlement charity providing support to prison leavers in four prisons across London. We do this in 4 ways: pre-release support, our through the gate programme, mentoring in the community and our peer support group, Next Chapter.  We are looking for new volunteer mentors to develop a one-to-one relationship with a local mentee in their return to the community. Volunteers provide signposting, practical assistance and ongoing support with the rehabilitation pathways, recognised key areas in reducing reoffending. This may be achieved through a focus on housing, education, employment or addiction issues, depending on individual circumstances. Over the course of 6 months, mentors empower and enable their mentees to create personal change and develop self-confidence and resilience.  We ask our volunteer mentors to commit to meeting with their mentee once a fortnight. They receive regular training and supervision from Change for Good’s Volunteer Coordinator and are invited to our volunteer peer support workshops and community socials. 

What are we looking for?

We are seeking individuals who have at least 3 years professional experience in mentoring or in providing advocacy to vulnerable people. Our ideal volunteer also has strong personal boundaries and a willingness to listen and provide emotional and/or practical support. They must have empathy and heart for people with experience of the criminal justice system and be reliable, given the vulnerability of the individuals we support. They should be aligned with our values of transformation, empowerment, commitment, innovation and collaboration.  Candidates must be at least 24 years old. We actively encourage applications from Black, Asian or minoritised individuals and those who have lived experience of the criminal justice system.

What difference will you make?

Our mission is to enable those leaving prison to change their lives through our values of transformation, empowerment, commitment, innovation and collaboration. By volunteering with Change for Good, you can provide prison leavers the opportunity to transform their lives, reduce reoffending and reintegrate into their community.


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