Meet at the Gate Volunteer Mentor

Duties: We work alongside the prison and probation service supporting vulnerable adults on their release from custody. We support them with their immediate resettlement needs, which include attending their initial probation appointments, and assisting with benefits, housing, health and safety, attending an appointment with them, registering at a GP surgery, discussing feelings and emotions, helping with reading and writing, listening, having a coffee and chat or meeting at the prison gates on release, it really depends on the individual, but it will include:

To build up a relationship

To establish and maintain appropriate boundaries to the mentoring relationship

To acknowledge positive qualities and skills

To spend time with/share activities with service users

To be consistent, reliable and dependable

To work within a spirit of non-discrimination

To respect confidentiality according to Pact policies

To keep in touch with your co-ordinator

To carry out admin tasks (Volunteer Agreement, Contact Records and Expense Forms)

To attend volunteer support meetings

Driving service users in your own vehicle. This will need to be roadworthy and insured for business use.


Desired Skills: Applicants without the following skills or experience will still be considered as we provide training and support which will help you work towards acquiring these skills.


  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
    Pact will do the DBS
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    0.45pp per mile, expenses
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Recruitment Process
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

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Afternoon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Evening No No No No No No No


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