Community Support Volunteer - Circles of Support & Accountability

(One City Peterborough)

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Position ID: V-PET0364 Last Modified: 11 Mar 2015 Last Full Update: 02 Mar 2015
Opportunity Details
ContactDavid Byrne, CoSA Project Coordinator, Peterborough Community Chaplaincy; Phone: 705-741-4172; Fax: 705-741-4833; Email:
Duties* With a group of 3-4 other volunteers you will provide support to a former inmate helping them re-integrate into the community.  
* This will include weekly meetings at the beginning and lest frequently over time.  
* May also include practical support such as going for coffee, help with shopping or providing transportation and moral support for important appointments.  
* 1-2 hours per week to start, decreasing as time passes. 
* Training provided.
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BenefitsSatisfaction of helping a person to get their life back on track after prison. The knowledge that you are helping make your community a safer place by assisting individuals to make a successful transition from prison to the community and reducing the risk or re-offending.
ClientsFormer prison inmates.
Ages19 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Areas of InterestLegal & Law Services / Justice / Probation ; Life Skills Support ; Mentorship / Leadership
Skills/ExperienceFriendly; open minded; positive attitude; empathy towards persons who have been incarcerated; good interpersonal skills; patience; desire to help.
Minimum Hours1 / Week
Dates and TimesSchedule to suit volunteer - many day and time options
LocationPeterborough and area - call for more information
Number of PositionsPeterborough: 12 individual(s) 
12 individual(s) needed in total.
CostNo specific costs. Volunteers might expect incidental costs such as your own coffee.
Police CheckRequired
Liability InsuranceAvailable
Agency Details
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Organization NameOne City Peterborough
Office Phone705-741-4172
Address & Map
541 Water St
Peterborough, ON K9H 3M6
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