correctional service of canada (Volunteer with federal offenders- Halifax)

Organization Name: correctional service of canada
Opportunity Title: Volunteer with federal offenders- Halifax
Category: Counselling / Support / Mentoring
Commitment: Ongoing Opportunity (> 1 year)
Start Date: June 21, 2021
End Date: June 21, 2022

Email: catherine.st-onge@csc-scc.gc.ca
Website: https://www.csc-scc.gc.ca/index-en.shtml
Details:
  • Background/police check required
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and over
  • Training or orientation required
Opportunity Description:

Thousands of volunteers from all walks of life work with offenders in the community. Volunteers are in integral part of many offenders’ lives, whether the offender is in prison or on parole. By bringing the community into the correctional environment, volunteers help offenders function more effectively upon release into the community. Volunteers support families of incarcerated offenders and help released offenders re-adjust to life in the community.   By volunteering with us, you would: Play an important role in the rehabilitation process Provide advise to CSC, based on community feedback Help offenders access services to re-direct their lives upon release Help deliver programs to offenders Work with offenders from various cultural and socio-economic backgrounds Act as a positive role model   By volunteering with us, you: Can share your talents and skills and contribute to the safety of your community You will have an opportunity to grow both professionally and personally You receive satisfaction of knowing that you make a difference You provide a vital link between the correctional system, the offender and the community

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