Transport & Prisoner Family Visits Program Volunteer – Various SA
Make a regular weekly commitment to be a role model and provide transport assistance to low-risk offenders and/or family members helping to build safe communities and make a real difference to people’s lives.
Many offenders in contact with Department for Correctional Services have limited financial means or social supports to enable them to meet their rehabilitative needs or maintain contact with their families whilst in prison. This role is rewarding and important for the reintegration of prisoners back into the community, supporting stable home lives and contributing to the lower rates of re-offending and social isolation.
Volunteers provide mentor support to prisoners and offenders in the community by accompanying them to medical appointments, job interviews & job network agencies, rehabilitation programs, supervision appointments and housing appointments, plus many other areas of support unique to individual offenders.
Volunteers are provided with an Orientation session which includes information regarding the Program but also the Justice System, WH&S, Rehabilitation Services and Child Safe Environments.
New volunteers are initially matched up with existing volunteers via a buddy system and receive ongoing support and regular reviews.
Ideally suited to volunteers who can make a regular commitment of a minimum of 5 hours per week.
If you are aged 18 years and over, have a Drivers Licence and are interested in this role please register below.