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Scarborough Leads the Way Reaching Out to New Volunteers

Involving Volunteers with a History of Offending or Homelessness

The local Volunteer Centre run by CAVCA have teamed up with Harrogate & Ripon Centres for Voluntary Service to run a new training course.

‘Involving Volunteers with a History of Offending or Homelessness’ runs on 26 May 2016 and is free to Volunteer Managers from across the Scarborough district.

Trainer, Nina Muir, from the Harrogate & Ripon Centres for Voluntary Service explains:
"We have found in North Yorkshire that it is particularly difficult for people who have an offending history to get involved in volunteering this can because of the stigma surrounding offending.

"Similarly people living in temporary accommodation struggle to volunteer because they cannot provide a postcode for a criminal record check. Volunteering has a great many benefits helping people to rebuild their lives and feel that they are a worthwhile and valued part of the community.

"Often Charities do not have the time or the funding to review their volunteer recruitment practices and many just need a helping hand to get started. That is why we are running this free training course for local Volunteer Managers. During the workshop session we will offer practical advice on successfully recruiting and supporting volunteers from this cohort.

"We will look at types of convictions and there will be an opportunity for discussion with voluntary sector colleagues."

This course has been highly regarded in Harrogate and one of our past course participants explained 'Spent, unspent convictions, cautions there was so much I didn't know! An excellent course!'

‘Involving Volunteers with a History of Offending or Homelessness’  will take place at the Street in Scarborough on 26th May 2016. To book your free place contact Harrogate & Ripon CVS on 01423 504074 or visit www.exoffscar2016.eventbrite.co.uk

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