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KSS CRC exhibits at events as part of recruitment drive

18 November 2016

KSS CRC is recruiting people from across Kent, Surrey and Sussex to join its growing team of volunteers.

Recent events have included a successful Careers Fair at the Amex Stadium in Brighton, where KSS CRC’s stand generated a lot of interest among students looking for placements. The constant flow of visitors provided a great opportunity to engage with a lot of people who are interested in volunteering.

Other events have included talking to students at University of Kent and taking part at the recent Volunteer Fair at the University of Sussex.

Deborah McLening, KSS CRC’s Volunteer Manager, said: ‘We’re interested in hearing from people from different walks of life who want to support others and help to reduce reoffending. By volunteering, you will be able to gain transferrable skills and receive support and training to help your personal or professional growth.

'Such events help us recruit talented volunteers whose work helps improve lives and make a huge difference to the community.’

As a volunteer, the support you will provide can range from helping service users into work, to giving advice and guidance, or just lending a listening ear.

Some of the benefits of being a volunteer include full role specific training, reimbursement of your travel and subsistence expenses and opportunities to attend frequent meetings, social events and fairs.

You don’t need to have any formal qualifications to volunteer.

If you’re interested or have any questions about volunteering, we would love to hear from you. Drop us an email - volunteers@ksscrc.scc.gsi.gov.uk, or call us on 01227 812526. You can also click here to read our leaflet about volunteering.

 

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