Looking to Volunteer
Could you do something extraordinary?
Our core members tell us repeatedly that volunteers are the magic ingredient of Circles. The fact that “ordinary” people are willing to come and meet with them on a regular basis is incredibly valuable to them and gives them a sense of responsibility for their behaviour that they have never had before.
Volunteers should ideally represent the diversity
Volunteers are welcome from all parts of the community. What they have in common is a commitment to making a difference to the lives of others and to be a part of a carefully managed, innovative community approach to improving community safety. Our volunteers should ideally represent the diversity of the communities they represent
Enthusiastic, non-judgemental, approachable
We are always on the look-out for committed people from across the Yorkshire and Humberside region. We are looking for enthusiastic, non-judgemental, approachable individuals from all walks of life who can give a couple of hours a week to participate in a Circle of Support and Accountability.
Ability to change
Our volunteers do not have to have any specific qualifications, academic knowledge or experience. Their values, attitudes and enthusiasm are the most vital qualities they bring. All our volunteers share some common beliefs – the ability of people to change, the importance of community safety and a commitment to making a difference.
Volunteers will be required to attend induction training. The training is designed so that volunteers feel confident to support the core member, as well as be able to recognise and respond to inappropriate behaviour and hold them to account.
Volunteers will be DBS and reference checked, and expenses incurred are refunded.
On-going supervision and training
A Circle consists of four to six volunteers, initially meeting on a weekly basis as a group with the core member. Volunteers receive on-going supervision and training to enable them to support and hold to account their core member.