CoSA Support Volunteer

Opportunity ID: 1730

Organization Details
Organization Name: Circles of Support and Accountability
Address: 302-1200 Portage Ave
Winnipeg, MB R3G 0T5
Website: http://www.initiativesjc.org/wpblog/cosa/
Organizational Description: We are a program that works to enhance community safety by creating circles of support and accountability around people with high-risk offense cycles after their release from a correctional institution.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA)offers a caring community around people with violent offending histories, who are at high risk of harming themselves or others. CoSA is seeking volunteers who can commit to a weekly 2 hour meeting with a circle (participant, staff, and volunteers), focusing on support and accountability for the participant.
Skills Required: -Non judgmental support
-Passion for community safety and victim prevention
-Recognition of settler colonial issues in Canada
Skills Gained/Related Careers: 3 mandatory trainings focused on post-incarceration support of individuals: Introduction to CoSA (offered by CoSA staff); Integration Concerns (offered by Forensic Psychological Services); Understanding Sexual Assault Trauma (offered by Klinic Community Health Centre)
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime, Evening
CoSA circles meet for two hours weekly and we ask for a minimum one year commitment.
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
Opportunity is available to candidates that: Are fulfilling volunteer hours for credit
Are supported
Speaks French
Uses a wheelchair
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
Evaluation
Supervision
Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Email: cosawpg@initiativesjc.org
Phone: 204-925-1915
Closing Date: Jan 1, 2020
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