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Position # 559
OrganizationJohn Howard Society of Victoria
Position William Head Visitors Group - Prison Visitor
Impact Statement The John Howard Society of Victoria values the contributions that our volunteers have made to enhance our programs and overall capacity to meet the needs in our community.

The William Head Visitors Program recognizes the need for the community to help alleviate prisoners’ feelings of isolation and to emphasize feelings of positive self-worth.
Description JHS Victoria sponsors weekly visitations to William Head Institution. The purposes of the program are to: Provide friendship and communication exchange between prisoners and community members within the prison setting. Provide an opportunity to broaden community exposure to prison life. Provide for the offender a heightened sense of community awareness. Share and expand upon both the community member’s and offender’s social, educational and recreational background.

Volunteers must:
- Be at least the age of majority (19)
- Be mature, stable, responsible, and demonstrate excellent boundaries
- Be non-judgmental
- Be willing and able to undergo a criminal record check and fingerprinting

**Due to COVID-19, visits are currently on hold; however, we are still recruiting volunteers in hopes of resuming the visits as soon as possible**
Training Details Necessary training will be provided to those who are successfully screened into the Visitors Group. This training will occur at William Head Institution.
Minimum Duration 4 - 6 months
Timing Weekday - Evening, Weekend - Evening
Time Detail William Head Institution is located in the Metchosin area, approximately 32 kilometers from downtown Victoria. Since it is not served by public transit we carpool to the institution. Our visits are every Wednesday from 6:45 pm to 9:15 pm
Age 19+
Ideal for An Individual
Transportation Car required
Area(s) of Interest Caring Support
Skill(s) Verbal Communication, Community Knowledge/Awareness, Motivate Others, Sensitivity, Empathy
How to Apply
Application Link:
Website http://www.johnhowardbc.ca/victoria/
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Contact Dayna Berkner
Phone 250-580-6335
Address 2675 Bridge Street Victoria, V8T4Y4
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