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Volunteering & Citizenship. Paula Atherton Sefton Council for Voluntary Service. Benefits of Volunteering & Citizenship. Learning / develop new skills Boost career options Develop interests and hobbies Provide new experiences Meeting a diverse range of people

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Volunteering citizenship

Volunteering & Citizenship

Paula Atherton

Sefton Council for Voluntary Service


Benefits of Volunteering & Citizenship

Learning / develop new skills

Boost career options

Develop interests and hobbies

Provide new experiences

Meeting a diverse range of people

Motivation and sense of achievement

Be part of a community


Baroness neuberger
Baroness Neuberger

“Volunteering has the potential to rehabilitate offenders.”

“It can provide skills, a route to employment and learning, a sense of responsibility and a new role in society.”


Nacro 2009
NACRO 2009

“Around 12 per cent of Nacro’s

Volunteers are former offenders

who have left crime behind them”


Criminal justice citizenship
Criminal Justice Citizenship

  • Peer Roles

  • Mentoring / Counselling

  • Democratic

  • Community Activity


Benefits
Benefits

A purpose to their time in prison

Acquired skills

Earning trust

A chance to give something back

Route from passive recipient to a contributor

to society

Develop responsibility


Offender feedback
Offender feedback

‘I’ve always been take, take, take and I’ve never given anything back before, I feel a hundred times better, now that I can give something back’.

‘It’s a great feeling when you see guys who you have helped through. There’s a sense of pride, something I’ve never had in the past’.


Sefton cvs
Sefton CVS

Recognising criminal justice citizenship roles

Registering offenders as ‘volunteers’

Monitoring hours

Providing certificates

Helping to move into community volunteering roles on release


Time well spent
Time Well Spent’

Offenders expressed a desire for

something to show for their lives

and described a newfound

pleasure from participating in

volunteer roles.


Volunteers
Volunteers

Offenders have moved on to a

range of community roles:

Fire Support Network

Mentoring

Counselling

Handy Help Scheme


Offenders as good citizens
‘Offenders as Good Citizens’

Active Citizenship is the

first step in a long journey


Volunteering England

Involving ex-offenders in volunteering

http://www.volunteering.org.uk

Nacro Rehabilitation of Offenders

http://www.nacro.org.uk/

Paula Atherton

Sefton Council for Voluntary Service

[email protected]

0151 928 2233 Ext111


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