Female Mentor

To provide one-to-one support to offenders from a range of backgrounds and circumstances.

Act as a positive role model, helping to raise the individual's confidence and self-esteem, and support them in identifying and achieving realistic goals and aspirations.

Meet with offenders, usually weekly, at an Open Road centre or in a community setting, helping them to re-integrate into society.

Accompany offenders to appointments if needed - the GP, Dentist, Jobcentre Plus, training and educational courses and job interviews.

Support women offenders to access information drop-in sessions across Essex enabling them to access services in the wider community.


To be able to:

Relate to the issues and challenges faced by some service users

Respect and understand the need for confidentiality

Be an effective communicator and demonstrate good interpersonal skills and listening skills

Identify and understand risk situations

Be willing to undertake training and continuing development

Be committed to the agreed hours allocated for the volunteer role.


  • Accessibility
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 12/12/2017

End Date: 12/09/2020

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Availability Details

The service operates only during office hours and we expect volunteer to be able to give half a day a week minimum.


This opportunity is available in: Basildon Billericay and Wickford, Braintree, Chelmsford, Harlow

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