Mentor Inmates at Norfolk County

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NORFOLK COUNTY RSVP

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

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.

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About NORFOLK COUNTY RSVP

Location:

PO Box 310, 614 High St, Dedham, MA 02027, US

Mission Statement

Norfolk County RSVP Volunteer Program is dedicated to meeting community needs by connecting volunteers age 55+ with opportunities that meet their skills and areas of interest. We believe that we are all called to serve one another through the use of our unique gifts and passions.

Description

Make a difference in Norfolk County by connecting your passions with community needs!

Norfolk County RSVP has volunteer opportunities for people aged 55 & over in 28 cities and towns at over 50 volunteer sites. Volunteer opportunities include American Red Cross sites, mentoring pre-release inmates, tutoring elementary school children, drivers for Veterans, meals on wheels, friendly visiting, non-profit support services and many more! N.C. RSVP will find the volunteer opportunity that best fits your interests & schedule and impacts the needs that are most critical to our county's communities. N.C. RSVP and its stations provide mileage reimbursement, accident & liability insurance, an invitation to our annual recognition event, monthly newsletters, orientation & training.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

200 West StreetDedham, MA 02026

(42.26009,-71.20861)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

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

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