A mentor is a wise and trusted advisor, guiding the person on a journey at the end of which the person is different and more accomplished. Mentoring can be understood as providing support, challenge and vision. Laurent A Daloz, 1990
Volunteering with New Leaf is open to anyone who feels they have the time, character, energy and commitment to support an offender through the challenging first weeks after release.
You need to be able to meet weekly with the ex offender, and to be available to them by telephone (mobile provided by New Leaf) at hours to be agreed between you and them.
We also have a number of volunteer roles including at the Family Matters Court Desks, proving immediate support to families when a member is sent to prison, and other roles. Read more about these in the attached leaflet.
Read more about mentoring:
- What skills and experience do I need?
- What sort of issues will the ex offender have?
- What will I get out of it?
- How do I get started?