Mentors needed to mentor men who are being released from prison. PLEASE SHARE! If you are community minded, have adult prison life experience & good communication skills, we need you!
If you want to know more come along to the Community Information Session and hear all about the ‘Straight Talking’ Peer Mentoring Program.
WHERE: Deakin University Waterfront Campus, Percy Baxter Lecture Theatre: room no: D2:193 which can be entered via the Costa Hall entrance, Gheringhap Street, Geelong.
WHEN: Thursday 7 February 5pm – 6pm
We are recruiting individuals who can use a mentoring approach to provide advice, guidance and support to men being released from prison.
Essential to a successful mentoring relationship is the ability to build a strong relationship based on trust and respect, and to support the mentee to set and achieve personal goals. An effective mentor also has the confidence to challenge another person’s attitudes and behaviours.
Successful peer mentors will be outgoing, resilient and enthusiastic. They will have a positive attitude and non-judgemental approach and be prepared to invest time, commitment and energy to help people create lasting change in their lives. They will encourage, support and prepare people for release from prison and help them reintegrate through sharing an understanding of the issues faced when returning to the community.
If you have previously spent time in prison, now is the chance to volunteer to help others and put this experience to good use and become a mentor.
Training & ongoing support will be provided. For further information and to RSVP please contact: Claire Seppings, Deakin University, Tel: 03 9246 8318.