Our clients have a diverse range of support needs, and there are a number of ways you can get involved in our projects – both here at Yellow Ribbon, and also in the wider community.
Are these qualities you recognise in yourself?
Because these are the qualities we look for in befrienders, mentors and support work volunteers who help support clients by increasing their skillset and build confidence in a variety of areas and life skills.
If you have some time to spare and something to share, we would like to hear from you.
If you are an employer or have a project of your own you can also help by offering our clients the opportunity for paid or voluntary work placements which are a vital part of their return to a stable place in society.
Many inmates work very productively whilst in prison in specialist training workshops where they learn skills such as customer service, office skills, electrical and mechanical assembly, construction, plastering, joinery, contract cleaning services, catering and even barista coffee making.
The MoJ publish a short guide which outlines the benefits of employing / taking on volunteer ex-offenders, and also lists some things that you may need to consider. It highlights the fact that most of the negative stereotypes associated with many ex-offenders are totally wrong. In reality most ex-offenders who are genuinely looking to turn their lives around are loyal, hardworking and trustworthy, and these are the type of clients we aim to help at Yellow Ribbon.
If you are ready to look beyond the conviction and see the person, then we want to hear from you.