Circles South East is an award-winning community initiative which works alongside police and probation, supporting, monitoring and maintaining registered sexual offenders living in the local community.
Volunteers are required to work as part of a small group supporting and monitoring one registered sexual offender (Core Member) living in the local community. Groups meet on a weekly basis to assist the Core Member with issues such as relapse prevention, confidence building, community integration and employment. Volunteers are also required to monitor the Core Member's attitudes and behaviour and feed back any areas of concern to their Co-ordinator. Volunteers are responsible for taking minutes of meetings on a rota basis and play an important role in the on-going risk assessment and management of the individual they support.
No specific experience is required as full training is provided. We do ask, however, that our volunteers are committed, reliable individuals with good organisational and communication skills and a great deal of common sense. Volunteers need to have the ability to combine an empathic approach whilst maintaining firm boundaries.
Due to the nature of our work all volunteers must be over 21 years of age, be resident in the local area all year round and be able to commit for a minimum of 18 months.
Contact us by clicking on the appopriate button under the 'I would like to volunteer' label at th top right hand side of this page, if you would like to find out more.
(Ash, Cranleigh, Farnham, Godalming, Guildford, Haslemere)
(Surrey VCs - Ash, Cranleigh, Farnham, Godalming, Guildford & Haslemere)