National Volunteers’ Week, which takes place from 1 – 7 June, is our chance to say thank you to our fantastic volunteers for the many ways they give their time to supporting our work to reduce reoffending.
Kent, Surrey and Sussex Community Rehabilitation Company has over 200 volunteer mentors. In the past year, they’ve helped over 500 people on probation. Working across the south-east and south-west of England, our volunteers have spent over 1,500 hours of their time supporting people on probation. Their work has included helping people to access benefits, find work or a place to live. They’ve also been a vital listening ear for those who might feel isolated. During the Covid-19 lockdown, our volunteers have continued to support those most in need.
To celerbate their work during National Volunteers’ Week, we are sharing some videos about volunteering. Watch the videos to find out about the application process and the difference volunteering can make.
Cynthia Allen, KSS CRC’s Deputy Chief Probation Officer, said: “Volunteers play an important role across our probation services. We are very grateful to them for their time and dedication to support our service users on their personal journeys. Seemingly small acts of kindness by our volunteers, the offer of practical support or reaching out to someone at a critical time, can help bring about long lasting changes.”
“I want to say a big thank you to all our volunteers for helping service users to turn their lives around and reconnect as responsible members of their communities.”
Interested in volunteering with us? Visit our volunteers page for information on how to apply.
Carl Hall, Assistant Chief Probation Officer, thanks our volunteers
Deborah Mclening, Volunteer Manager, thanks our volunteers
Liz – About volunteering
Ellie – How it supports her work as a probation service officer
Chris – The volunteering application process