Our service is designed to provide support to offenders through mentoring to encourage full integration and to promote social inclusion.
It could be attending an appointment with them, registering at a GP surgery, discussing feelings and emotions, helping with reading and writing, listening, having a coffee and chat or meeting at the prison gates on release, it really depends on the individual, but it will include:
- To build up a relationship
- To establish and maintain appropriate boundaries to the mentoring relationship
- To acknowledge positive qualities and skills
- To spend time with/share activities with service users
- To be consistent, reliable and dependable
- To work within a spirit of non-discrimination
- To respect confidentiality according to Pact policies
- To keep in touch with your co-ordinator
- To carry out admin tasks (Volunteer Agreement, Contact Records and Expense Forms)
- To attend volunteer support meetings
Please note this opportunity is unpaid. Southampton Solent University does not endorse unpaid opportunities outside of the curriculum. However, should you decide to take on this position you need to consider your financial situation and consider how you would support yourself for the duration of the experience. If you have any questions about this opportunity please contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
Southampton Solent University has a limited funding scheme to support students on unpaid work experience or placement opportunities.