Prison Visitor

Opportunity ID: 229

Organization Details
Organization Name: Open Circle
Address: 302 - 1200 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3G 0T5
Website: http://www.initiativesjc.org
Organizational Description: Open Circle is a non-profit program that facilitates the development of healthy friendships between community volunteers and incarcerated individuals who have a desire to be part of a welcoming and supportive community. We do this by visiting individuals in prison on a regular basis and offering caring, non-judgmental support.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: Visiting inmates twice monthly. We require a commitment of at least one year.
Skills Required: - Ability to listen and elicit conversation
- Friendly, approachable and non-judgmental
- Commitment to a regular visiting schedule
- Willingness to learn about Indigenous culture and the issues affecting Indigenous peoples.
Skills Gained/Related Careers: A better understanding of the criminal justice system and its impact on those within it.
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime, Evening, Weekend
Visiting times at the Institution usually occur in the evening or on weekends. Volunteers will work out their own twice monthly schedule. The Schedule will be based on when the participant is available and visiting hours for the security level the participant resides in.
Location of volunteer opportunity: Central
Interlake
Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: General Populace
Organization will provide: Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Email: hdixon.opencircle@initiativesjc.org
Phone: 204-290-9200
In Person
Closing Date: Dec 31, 2019
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