Mentors on the CGL Connect London project are at the heart of what we do. They give up some of their spare time to support offenders and ex-offenders in order to rehabilitate and reintegrate them back into the community, addressing the support needs of each individual.
For many of the individuals we work with either in custody or in the community, someone to support them change their lifestyle and stop reoffending is crucial. That someone could be you!
As a mentor you would be matched with an individual either in custody or in the community. This will be on a weekly or fortnightly basis dependant on their needs. In the community you could meet in coffee shops, libraries, cafés or any other public place that suits you and the mentee.
As a mentor you could be supporting the mentee with various support needs, for example; housing, debts, benefit advice, attending appointment, through the gate, social inclusion empowerment, motivation, improving life skills, preparing them for employment, supporting their transition from custody into the community and all other practical aspects that are identified as areas requiring support.
Our goal is to empower and enable the service users to increase their confidence in making better decisions, providing them with the resources, authority and opportunity to create a better life for themselves.
As a volunteer you will have the opportunity to receive a level 2 mentoring qualification along with valuable experience, skills, knowledge as well as a sense of pride. You will also receive continued development and supervision from CGL from each and every co-ordinator on project.
For more information about the role please contact: Phil Middleton M: 07717 817144 E: Philip.firstname.lastname@example.org
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