Durham Tees Valley CRC Volunteer Scheme
We recognise the wide range of skills and experience that volunteers can bring to our organisation and the support they can offer to participants to help them successfully complete their order and desist from re-offending.
Volunteers often live within the communities in which we serve and can therefore make a positive impact on changing lives and help increase public awareness of the work of Durham Tees Valley CRC.
Volunteers will work alongside probation colleagues and other agencies to offer support and encouragement to the participant to engage.
What Do Volunteers Do?
Volunteers are a much valued additional resource supporting the work of the CRC and not a substitute for paid colleagues. Acting as a positive role model to the participant, a volunteer will support participant engagement and help them successfully complete their order. A volunteer's role is interesting and varied and will include a range of tasks such as:
- Contributing to identifying participants needs
- Support problem solving
- Enable access to community resources
- Accompany participants to interviews, tribunals, activities
What are we looking for in a volunteer?
No formal qualifications are necessary as we are looking for people who come from all walks of life. You should have good communication skills and be confident in being able to support adult participants, so an awareness of the problems they may be faced with would be helpful. We want you to be part of a team so your reliability means so much to us. Last but not least "are you a good listener", do you have a common sense approach and most importantly do you believe that participants can change?
Volunteers will be given training and support to undertake the role and will receive payment of agreed expenses. Volunteers are provided with job references which reflect their involvement with DTV CRC, many of whom go onto successful careers in probation and related fields.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please complete the application form below and e-mail it to:
Interested Applicants must:
- Be over the age of 18
- Be able to commit to volunteer 1 day per week
- Take part in a selection process
- Complete a DBS disclosure form
- Provide documentation to comply with the Asylum & Immigration Act 1996
- Provide names of two referees
- Complete an Induction Programme
If you wish to talk to someone regarding the volunteer role please contact our Volunteer Co-ordinator, Julie Gallant on 08081684848 who will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding the role
Here's what some of our volunteer have to say......
"being a positive role model in a participants life and believing that they can change and reduce their offending behaviour is something that I want to do"
"I would highly recommend volunteering with DTV CRC to anyone who is looking for an exciting and rewarding experience, and having enjoyed every minute of my time from the light hearted to the more serious moments, all of which have a profound impact on my personal development"