The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Under the direction of the Restorative Justice Services Case Coordinators and Program Manager, the Restorative Justice Services Volunteer serves an active role in the delivery of Restorative Justice circles and programs throughout Weld County. Volunteer Facilitators/Co-Facilitators will lead conference circles. Community and Business Representatives will provide perspective on the impact and harm the criminal activity had on the community or businesses. They will also suggest ways for how the harm can be repaired. When the actual victim of the crime is unavailable/unwilling to attend the Restorative Justice process, or only submits a victim impact letter, the Victim Surrogate will represent the interests of the victim at the conference circle.
Please Note: This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not intended to be all inclusive.
Facilitate circle conferences and RESTORE sessions as needed.
Ensure that contact has been made with the youth, victim, and the affected community when scheduling conferences and meetings.
Debrief and support co-facilitators, community members and business representatives.
Create files and packets with all necessary forms, paying particular attention to detail.
Other duties as assigned.
Excellent communication skills, speaking and listening
Excellent facilitation skills
Works well in partnerships and collaborations
Flexibility in schedule and mindset
Sensitivity to individual values and opinions of parties
Ability to be in the presence of conflict and work with it
Ability to de-escalate emotionally charged situations
Knowledge of the criminal justice system is helpful
Good organizational skills
Interest in helping the community, youth, and victims.
Experience/training in mediation and group facilitation highly desirable.
Education, experience and/or training in restorative justice highly desirable.
Live or work within Weld County or the surrounding counties.
6 months to 1 year minimum commitment; 8-10 hours per month.
***This volunteer opportunity is extremely beneficial for those interested in Human Services, Criminal Justice or Human Development. We provide you with essential conflict management, motivational interviewing and facilitation skills that can be used in any work environment.***