Initial enquiry to re:shape. Potential volunteers read information on this website.
Volunteers complete the application form, including information for a DBS check
References will be taken up
Volunteers meet with the local Interventions Coordinator or Volunteer Manager for an informal meeting to look at their motivation for wanting to be involved and to allow them to ask any questions they have.
Non Intervention Volunteers who wish to proceed and are successful after application and informal meeting will be given induction training, which will consist of:
Being part of re:shape, Description, expectations and responsibilities of the role, buildings induction if based at head office. ICT training and an overview of the charity policies. A very warm welcome to re:shape
For Interventions Volunteers, the process is a little longer - Interventions Volunteers attend the two day training event which has been designed to allow them to make an informed decision about the scheme. re:shape staff will assess individuals’ suitability to undertake this work.
The Two-Day Training for Potential Volunteers will provide information on:
Being part of the Circles team
Criminal Justice responses to sexual abuse
Description of Interventions
Roles and responsibilities of volunteers
Personal boundaries and coping strategies
A post training interview is held with the Circle coordinator when a decision is made as to the suitability of the potential volunteer. The meeting can be used to discuss practical issues as well as any more sensitive areas that the volunteer may wish to discuss. The volunteer if wanting to proceed is welcomed to re:shape and will now await an Intervention.
The volunteer coordinator will match volunteers with a core member and other volunteers. There will be three meetings of the coordinator and volunteers focusing on group work issues and getting to know each other before the coordinator facilitates the first meeting with the core member.