Mentor Inmates at Norfolk County


(42.26049,-71.20846)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

200 West StreetDedham, MA 02026

Norfolk County RSVP Volunteer Program is part of the national Senior Corps, sponsored locally by the Norfolk County Commissioners.

About

The Norfolk County Sheriff's Department seeks volunteers age 55+ for its programs. NCSO is dedicated to housing inmates in a humane environment as they believe the men who are there should be not only under the department's custody but also its care. The Sheriff's department offers pre-release inmates various programs to enrich their skills in education, literacy, parenting, English and vocation. As a mentor, you will have the opportunity to be placed in a one-on-one meetup to build a rapport and relationship that will be of great help to a pre-release inmate. The Inmate Mentoring process is as follows: Pre-release inmates are screened as a candidate for this service. Based on certain similarities and needs you are matched with a pre-release inmate. The "match meeting" is the first time for you both to meet and talk for an hour to see if it is a good fit. Background data on the pre-release inmate is given to you including the town they are from, their past occupation, why there are under custody, and their sentence. If the match is a good fit, you continue meeting weekly for an hour at a time. If it is not a good fit, you are free to say and another match will be given to you.

Skills

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training
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