Do you have a commitment to working within a women-centred service and to making a difference to women’s lives?
Women in Prison (WIP) are a unique national charity providing support, advice and guidance to women in prison or at risk of offending. We currently have the following vacancies:
EPIC Peer Mentor
3 – 4 hours per week
Voluntary position (on completion of training you will receive an accredited qualification)
The Beth Centre believes in the power of the peer to peer relationship.
EPIC – Enabling Positive Individual Change – is a peer mentoring scheme provided to women within the boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark, Lewisham and Croydon. Peer Mentors provide support to women who are currently involved or at risk of becoming involved with the criminal justice system, by providing person centred support.
You could be an EPIC Peer Mentor, if you are a woman who has experienced the Criminal Justice System at some point in your life, commit to a training programme while working towards an accredited qualification and would like your own experiences to have a positive impact on empowering women currently involved in the criminal justice system. If you live in the borough of Lambeth, Southwark, Lewisham or Croydon and you have been free from offending and substance/alcohol addiction for at least 6 months, you would be a perfect candidate.
You do NOT need any previous experience of volunteering.
This post is restricted to women only as a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9 paragraph 1, Equality Act 2010.
Interviews: Will take place on a rolling basis
Start date: Dependent upon training slot availability
VOLUNTEERING AT WIP
We are so grateful for the commitment and time given by our amazing volunteers at WIP. Across the organisation volunteers support WIP staff with office and finance admin, running workshops, counselling and mentoring, fundraising, research and policy, campaigning and so much more!
For more information about volunteering with us, please click here.