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CoSA Volunteer

Circles of Support and Accountability

Mennonite Central Committee Ontario (MCC)

   About the Position

Impact Statement
Volunteers assist individuals (primarily men) as they transition back to the community after being incarcerated for sexual offending. Studies show that there is a 70% decrease in re-offending behavior for members engaged in CoSA. Safer, healthier communities is an underlying goal of the work of Circles of Support and Accountability.

Volunteers with Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) help to foster communities of hope where there are no more victims, no more secrets and no one is disposable.

Restorative Justice is only possible with dedicated time and support to understanding both the offender and victim. You can be part of a virtual circle of support and accountability. This is a group of 3 to 4 community volunteers and a staff person that are matched with one "core member/program participant." Groups meet regularly with their core member and seek to also connect with them on a one-to-one basis, via phone.

Position Qualifications

Ideal for: An Individual
Age: 19+

Area(s) of Interest: Caring Support, Conflict / Facilitation, Mentoring / Tutoring

Skill(s): Collaboration, Coaching, Interpersonal Communication, Conflict Resolution, Sensitivity, Continuous Learning

Training / Work Condtions

Training Details: - Orientation and Training provided
- CoSA group members receive extensive orientation in the methodology of CoSA and Restorative Justice practices
- Groups are facilitated by experienced and qualified staff and supported by other professionals
- Policy and Procedure Manual available at all times
Working Conditions: Personal computer required for virtual Zoom circles.
Volunteer liability coverage for all volunteers.
Transportation: NONE Needed

Time Commitment

Duration: 1 year or more
Generally, attendance is required for bi-weekly meetings.
Flexible and informal connections according to your schedule.

   Contact Information
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Rod Friesen
519-745-8458 Ext. ext. 211
50 Kent Avenue Kitchener, N2G 3R1
Kitchener,Township of Wilmot,Township of Woolwich,Township of Wellesley,Waterloo,Cambridge,Township of North Dumfries,Virtual

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