Volunteer

Would you like to volunteer for Restorative Gloucestershire?

What you need to know

  • Need to attend all Core training dates
  • We will require a current background check
  • We use IT extensively so a willingness to use IT is essential
  • Not all applications are accepted – limited places

What will you actually be doing?

You will be coordinating and facilitating restorative conferences between parties, ensuring that Principles of Best Practice for restorative justice and agreed standards of practice, including timeframes, are applied and upheld.  This includes:

  • Assessing the appropriateness of convening a restorative conference and completing risk assessments
  • Facilitating a restorative justice conference, where this has been assessed as appropriate and where all parties agreed to take part
  • Reporting as agreed on the conference process, the outcome of the conference, and follow-up of completion agreements
  • Record keeping and documentation as required

What we expect from you

  • 1 year commitment after training
  • Flexibility – will need to work within limited time frames. For example prison regimes and probation appointments.
  • Confidentiality
  • Compliance with our policies and procedures

What you can expect from us 

  • Satisfaction of knowing you have made a real difference
  • Working with people from a wide variety of backgrounds
  • Chance to use and enhance your existing skills and experience
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Friendly and professional environment offering supervision and support and a commitment to your safety & wellbeing
  • Out of pocket expenses
  • 3 day restorative justice training, working with an experienced facilitator and gaining experience before facilitating your first conference.
  • Regular volunteer meetings with case discussion and the opportunity for further training.

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