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dn_screenNIACRO is currently seeking volunteers in the Southern Health and Social Care Trust area. Our volunteers support the organisation in a wide variety of projects with people who have offended; their families; young people at risk of offending; and the wider community.

A spokesperson said: “Volunteers are an integral part of the NIACRO organisation. They bring experience, skills and diversity which complement the work of our staff in delivering essential services to the community. We value the unique and distinct contribution volunteers make and have demonstrated this through our achievement of the Investing in Volunteers standard.

“NIACRO is a voluntary organisation which has been working for more than 40 years to reduce crime and its impact on people and communities. Our vision is of a society in which the needs and rights of all citizens, including victims of crime, adults and children who offend and those who are at risk of offending, are equally respected.”

Danielle, a volunteer mentor on the Independent Visitor (IV) Scheme, said: “I take out a young person once a fortnight. Basically, we have a chat and do something that the young person choses. My young person and I spend a lot of our time in the winter months going to the cinema and in the summer months we spend time outdoors walking in the local park.

“We chat about anything going on in both our lives. I find it is just as important to share what is happening in my life to enjoy a good friendship.

“The best advice I can give to anyone considering volunteering is to just go for it. Yes, it can be a challenge at the beginning but the benefits the young person and for the volunteer are more than worth it.”

Volunteering opportunities are now available in locations across the Southern Health and Social Care Trust area. We will provide relevant training, guidance and out-of-pocket expenses to prepare and support you in your role. If you’re interested in finding out more, visit the NIACRO website:

www.niacro.co.uk

or call us on 028 9032 0157

email: [email protected]

NIACRO is a voluntary organisation which has been working for more than 40 years to reduce crime and its impact on people and communities. Our vision is of a society in which the needs and rights of all citizens, including victims of crime, adults and children who offend and those who are at risk of offending, are equally respected.

As an Equal Opportunities organisation, NIACRO welcomes applications from males and females of all ages, backgrounds and experience. NIACRO will endeavour to make information on volunteering as accessible as possible.