Peer support for male and female ex/offenders who reside in Merseyside

Apex Charitable Trust Ltd – ACT 4 Women/Men is an information, advice & guidance service that provides support for women/men in Liverpool, Knowsley and St Helens of the Liverpool City Region who are unemployed and have a criminal record. Our volunteers support women/men to move forward with their lives helping them to learn new skills and find employment training or education.

All ACT 4 Women/men participants receive support using a holistic approach, examining the barriers that people with a conviction may face. Each client will also receive an employment risk assessment that can be used when applying for employment
A unique feature of ACT 4 Women/men service will be the opportunity for participants to receive training and personal development support as Volunteer Peer Mentors. They will have the opportunity to work alongside our professional staff in delivering the service. Volunteer Peer Mentors will be key members of the ACT 4 Women/men team. They will pass-on valuable life skills, sharing their own personal experiences and have the ability to offer advice and advocacy support to other women ex-offenders.

So what will I gain from this opportunity ?
As a peer mentor you will:-
Make new friends,
Develop new skills,
Receive Training and complete an accredited Qualification in Peer Mentoring Level 2
Have experience to include on a CV and hands on work experience
Improve your confidence and self-esteem

If you would like to proceed in applying for this voluntary opportunity then please complete the Application Form and return in the enclosed stamped addressed envelope or email to the address below. The Volunteer Coordinator will assess the information received and you will be invited to attend an informal interview.
Please note: we will not accept CV’s in place of the application form.

If you have any questions in relation to the Information Pack or should you require this information in any other format then please contact the office.

Apex Charitable Trust Ltd,
Suite 2, First Floor
Century House
Hardshaw Street
St Helens
Merseyside. WA10 1QU

Tel: 01744 612898
Email: sthelens@apextrust.com

Testimonial from client to mentor:

The trust has given me the confidence to move on with my life.

I will use my experiences to give something back by becoming a volunteer.

Apex Trust has given me the exact foundation to what I needed to progress into my future. I feel I have grew with confidence, and through each stage I feel I have been supported and encourage to fulfil my potentials. Can’t thank you enough.