Open Circle Volunteer

Organization Details
Organization Name: Circles of Support and Accountability
Address: 201-1335 Erin St.
Winnipeg MB  R3E 2S7
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
Volunteer Opportunity ID: 4988
Description of Duties: Open Circle is a non-profit program that encourages volunteers to visit people in prison and offer caring, non-judgmental support.

We also seek to support the healthy integration of people in prison back into the community. Within this web of friendship, concerned members of society offer hope and help to create an environment in which a person in prison or out on the street can choose to take steps towards positive growth.

We require a 1 year commitment from our volunteers, though they are welcome no stay on longer.

Volunteers will be matched with an inmate by Open Circle staff, once matched it is expected that they will visit with the inmate twice a month.

Building authentic friendships with people in prison and ex-prisoners, providing opportunities for participation and support in healthy communities.

Volunteers will be responsible for their own transportation to and from Stony Mountain institution.
Skills Required: Open heart and open mind.
Good conversation skills.
Means of transportation to and from Stony Mountain Institution (about 15km from the perimeter highway).
Skills Gained/Related Careers:
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment:

Twice monthly visits with the inmate at Stony Mountain institution, working within the visiting hours of the institution for that particular inmate.
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? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: General Populace
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
How to Apply: Email:
Closing Date: Mar 30, 2024
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