The Winooski Community Justice Center is looking for volunteers for a Circle of Support and Accountability. As a volunteer in a COSA, you would be working closely with someone returning to the Winooski community from prison (who we call the core member). You would work on a weekly basis to offer mentorship and support to the core member who has expressed the desire to change and a commitment to cause no more harm.
COSA volunteers work with a group of three volunteers and the reentry coordinator with a single core member. Volunteers will receive intensive training, supervision, and support from program staff. The commitment includes an entire calendar year of weekly meetings (approx 1 hr) and often expands to additional optional social and support activities, along with any relevant trainings.
We are currently recruiting volunteers for two COSAs that will begin in the next couple of months.
Contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Michelle O'Donnell, for more information at 802-556-1309 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- People Skills
- Problem Solving
- Relationship Building
- Verbal / Written Communication
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 1 hr/ week
- 1 year commitment