CIRCLE VOLUNTEER

Circles South East is an award-winning community initiative which works alongside Police and Probation supporting, monitoring and maintaining registered sexual offenders living in the local community.
Volunteers are required to work as part of a small group supporting and monitoring one registered sexual offender (Core Member) living in the local community. Groups meet on a weekly basis to assist the Core Member with issues such as relapse prevention, confidence building, community integration and employment. Volunteers are also required to monitor the Core Member’s attitudes and beliefs and feed back any areas of concern to their Co-Ordinator. Volunteers are responsible for taking minutes of meetings on a rota basis, and  Role Play an important in the on-going risk assessment and management of the individual they support.

Circles Volunteers

Circles South East is an award-winning community initiative which works alongside Police and Probation  supporting, monitoring and maintaining registered sexual offenders living in the local community.
Volunteers are required to work as part of a small group supporting and monitoring one regisrered sexual offender (Core Member) living in the local community.  Groups meet on a weekly basis to assist the Core Member with issues such as relapse prevention, confidence building, community integration and employment.  Volunteers are also required to monitor the Core Member’s attitudes and beliefs and feed back any areas of concern to their Co-ordinator.  Volunteers are responsible for taking minutes of meetings on a rota basis, and play an important role in the on-going risk assessment and management of the individual they support.

Visitor for SSAFA (Soldiers,Sailors and Airmen Association)

Visitors provide friendly support to eligible clients (veterans, serving personnel and their families).  Visitors will visit the clients in their home or care establishments to offer friendly support and a listening ear.  Visitors will alert the Branch if specific needs are identified and will handle the information confidentially.

Visitors will support and help with the fundraising and awareness activiites.

Caseworker for SSAFA (Soldiers,Sailors & Airmen Association)

Caseworkers provide friendly support and advice to eligible individuals.  The role of the Caseworker is to assess the needs of clients and access appropriate assistance.

This could include obtaining financial assistance or accessing special equipment for clients with disabilities.  Caseworkers are supported by the Divisional Secretary, or where there is no Division the Branch Secretary.

They will monitor the progress of a case, keeping the client informed and advising referral agencies of the outcome.

Branch Fundraising Organiser

Branch Fundraising Organisers are responsible for producing the Branch fundraising strategy, which includes fundraising through Trusts and the corporate sector, to events fundraising and local appeals.

Branch Fundraising Organisers are supported by their area and the Branch Secretary, and they will recruit fundraising volunteers when necessary whilst taking part in fundraising activiites.

Panel Member

Community Panel Members who will meet with young offender, their family and whenever possible, the victim of the crime. The panel will talk with and listen to these young people and then agree plan of action with the young offender.

We are looking for Volunteers who are 18+ and from all backgrounds to become panel members.
The panels aim to ensure young offenders take responsibility for their behaviour, help put things right for the victim and bring young people back into the law abiding community.

Mentor

Volunteer mentors to support young people (aged 10 – 17) in the community, to improve their life skills and increase their employment and education prospects.

Mentors offer “at risk” young people a positive non-judgmental and supportive role model.
Mentoring will involve coaching and encouraging, constructive criticism, explaining and listening, problem solving and guiding. Mentoring involves a commitment to the project but more importantly a commitment to young people. Mentoring is a 1 to 1 relationship and is offered to a young person for up to 12 months.

Appropriate Adult

Appropriate Adults safeguard the welfare and rights of 10 to 17 year old whilst held in police custody. When a young person is arrested the police cannot proceed without the presence of a parent or carer or other ‘appropriate adult’. Sample activities are:
Ensure the young persons well-being; determine whether the interview is conducted according to P.A.C.E guidelines and facilitate communication between the young person and the police.

Appropriate Adult Volunteer

The Appropriate Adult service aims to safeguard the rights and welfare of 10-17 year old while held in police custody.The service meets this need by training volunteers willing to help them so reducing the time they are held in custody.

Appropriate Adult Volunteer

The Appropriate Adult service aims to safeguard the rights and welfare of 10-17 year olds while they are held in police custody. When a young person is arrested, the police cannot proceed without the presence of an Appropriate Adult. The service meets this need by training volunteers willing to help vulnerable young people, so reducing the amount of time they are held in custody. Volunteers are needed to work within the 3 Custody sites in West Sussex;  Chichester, Crawley and Worthing.