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Volunteers wanted to steer service users away from crime
4 March 2016
Volunteers are wanted to help steer our service users away from crime
They will work alongside Kent, Surrey and Sussex Community Rehabilitation Company with the aim of reducing reoffending amongst current service users.
Volunteers support offenders to reintegrate into local communities and access local services. Duties range from meeting service users for a coffee and a chat, to providing assistance with application forms and attending appointments.
Deborah Mclening, Volunteer Unit Manager, said: “We recognise the value that volunteers can provide to support our work in making local communities safer by challenging and changing service users’ behaviour.
Volunteering with KSS CRC is a fantastic way of giving something back to the community while at the same time boosting your CV.
We need volunteers from all walks. No previous experience is required - just an open mind, a desire to help others and a few spare hours a week.”
To volunteer with Kent, Surrey and Sussex Community Rehabilitation Company you need to be over the age of 18. For more information about volunteering in Kent or Surrey contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about volunteering in Sussex, click here.
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