16 September 2008
The Gwent Intensive Supervision and Surveillance Programme (ISSP) are looking for volunteers to help provide young people with positive role models.
With the support of professional staff, volunteers will help to encourage and motivate young people to become actively involved in programmes of work such as education, restorative justice and crime awareness programmes.
The call is for people over the ages of 21, from a range of ethnic and cultural backgrounds, to take up the challenge to work in the local community with young people, aged between 10 and 18, who are persistent or serious offenders.
Volunteers will work alongside staff on the ISSP, which is attached to the Caerphilly and Blaenau Gwent, Monmouthshire and Torfaen, and Newport Youth Offending Services.
Volunteers could draw from their wealth of varied experiences and skills to support young offenders serving community sentences to engage in programmes of work. The overall aim is to provide young people with positive role models, and it is recognised that they often relate better to adults who are not paid to work with them.
Volunteers would have the opportunity to gain valuable experience, training and qualifications in this field, and could become involved in the following areas of work:
- Restorative Justice Programmes
- Basic Skills work
- Crime Awareness Programmes
- Interpersonal Skills Programmes
- Recreation/Leisure/Duke of Edinburgh Awards
An ISSP Open Evening will be held on Wednesday 8th October, between 5pm and 8pm. This will provide an opportunity for volunteers interested in joining the programme to meet with staff, have a tour of the building and the programmes of work that are offered to young people, and find out more about the procedures for young people accessing ISSP.
For more information and an application pack, please contact ISSP Officer Natalie Hoskins or Operational Manager Vivienne Sanders on 01495 231 351.
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