Opening Doors is a voluntary body which aims to create safer and stronger communities through reducing crime, the victims of crime and preventing re-offending. We do this by offering Voluntary support to low and medium risk Service Users who are being supervised by Working Links and its associated CRCs
Opening Doors understands that Volunteers have an enormous contribution to make to the prevention of re-offending and bring great benefits in their work with offenders, such as…
Why become a Volunteer?
Becoming a Volunteer with Opening Doors will provide you with an opportunity to help reduce re-offending in your local community thereby benefiting offenders, potential victims, your local community and society as a whole.
Other benefits include;
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What do we ask of you?
What sort of work will I be doing?
How do I become a Volunteer Mentor with Opening Doors?
To volunteer with Opening Doors, you need to satisfactorily complete our application process: Application form, a pre-induction interview, provide two references, a Disclosure & Barring Service check, Induction training (2 day course), Post induction interview, Probationary period of three months.
Due to the nature of the work that Volunteers undertake, applicants need to be 21 years of age or over.
We undertake Disclosure & Barring Service checks: all previous convictions and cautions must be declared.
We will consider applications from people with previous convictions, however, applicants must be free of all convictions and / or Probation supervision for at least two years. Only in exceptional circumstances will people with convictions for violence, sexual offences, racially motivated offences, domestic violence, drug supply and breach of trust offences be considered for inclusion in the project.
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In order to be accepted as a Volunteer Mentor with Opening Doors, candidates will complete an application form, attend a pre-induction interview, successfully complete a three day Induction Programme and attend a post-induction interview.
NB. Due to the nature of work undertaken, applicants must be 21 years of age or over.
Potential volunteers must be willing and able to;
Volunteer Mentors must be able to;
Required values, attitudes and beliefs of Volunteer Mentors;