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Top Volunteering Opportunities: October

Here are some of the great volunteering opportunities currently available in the Brighton/Sussex area! Don’t underestimate the value of extra curricular activities on your CV – as a student you will never have more free time than you do now so take advantage of it!

And here are just a few:

Court Volunteer
Location: Sussex
Commitment: Once a week/fortnightly on agreed days 

What are they looking for?
Empathetic people with an interest in the criminal justice system to provide support and information to families and friends of those that have been sentenced/remanded in custody. All training provided.

More information 

Missing Children and Young People Volunteer
Location: Brighton and Hove (as well as across Sussex)
Commitment: Ideally 4 Hours per week, for a year

What are they looking for?
Calm, reliable, and emotionally resilient individuals who can build a rapport with children who have recently come back from being ‘missing’ or running away, in a safe space where children feel at ease to talk. All training provided.

More information

Community Rehabilitation Mentor

Location: Worthing
Commitment: 2-3 Hours per week

What are they looking for?
Reliable and positive individuals who believe that those who make mistakes deserve a second chance, and can help to provide assistance and consistency during their difficult time. All training provided.

More information:

Witness Service Volunteer
Location: Brighton, Hove, Worthing, Lewes, Horsham, Hastings
Commitment: Minimum 1 day per month for 18 months

What are they looking for? 
People who respect diversity and can be non-judgmental and impartial to help provide support to witnesses, and their supporters, by explaining the court procedures and legal terminology, showing them around the courtroom before trial and sitting in the courtroom with them, when permitted. All training provided.

More information: 


Good luck on your applications – more opportunities coming soon!
Visit do-it volunteering if you can’t wait till then:

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Carmen Bonal-Romero • 07/10/2016

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