Back on Track have recently published a booklet of success stories and tips for volunteering with a criminal record.
The aim of the booklet is to share the stories of ex-offenders from Greater Manchester who have made a success of volunteering.
It is hoped it will provide inspiration and useful contacts for:
• potential volunteers
• organisations that involve volunteers
• advice and support agencies
Many different people can help make the volunteering journey a success. This includes friends and family, support/advice workers, as well as those who recruit and manage volunteers.
About one quarter of the working age population in the UK has some kind of criminal record. Many have the ability, experience and enthusiasm to be star-quality volunteers. The biggest barrier to volunteering for many is embarrassment about a situation where they have to disclose their offences. This booklet aims to give inspiration and information to overcome hurdles like this.
To read the booklet, visit: www.backontrackmanchester.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Volunteering....