Through the Gate Mentors (Male Voluntary Role) – Ongoing
Role: Through the Gate Mentors
Pact, a leading charity working with offenders and their families is providing a new mentoring service for prisoners, supporting them on release into the community.
Across North Wales we have opportunities for male volunteers to provide mentoring support to offenders on release from custody. Our Through The Gate Mentors meet with Service Users prior to their release from prison, on the day of their release, and approximately two weeks after release. You will provide 1:1 mentoring support and help with their immediate resettlement needs. This may include escorting the Service User to appointments in the community, linking them in with appropriate support services, and providing practical and emotional support during the mentoring period.
All volunteer mentors will receive a comprehensive training programme, and will be supported to develop in the role by a supervisor. You will need to access to IT, transport, and will be fully reimbursed for all costs incurred as part of the role. Volunteers will need to be able to commit to 1 full day per week, Monday to Friday.
All mentors will undergo an enhanced DBS and prison-standard vetting as a requirement of the role.
About Prison Advice and Care Trust
Pact is a national charity which supports people affected by imprisonment. We provide practical and emotional support to prisoners’ children and families, and to prisoners themselves.Pact provides services in 35 prisons across England and Wales. This includes Family Support Caseworkers, Visitors’ Centres, children’s play, tea bars, relationship and children education courses and resettlement projects. Pact also run training for prison, probation and local authorities.
For further information or to register your interest, please click the “Fill in an Application” link to the right hand side– we will ask you to complete a short online application form, and then contact you to arrange a meeting