Working with People Leaving Prison

Interested in being the key to helping someone make a new start?


Release from prison is a disorientating and daunting experience; many are unsure of the direction they want to take in life and do not know who will be there to meet them . . . if anyone! We currently have exciting opportunities for volunteer mentors to work with individuals who are preparing for release from prison into Cornwall, Devon or West Somerset.  As a volunteer mentor you would work with an individual from inside prison, through the gate and into the community, supporting them in making a new start to live a life free from crime, and free from prison.


We welcome volunteers from all walks of life: what they have in common is the desire to help people.  They offer support, understanding, knowledge and a non judgemental approach.  They are good listeners and they are trained to empower individuals in order to aid their resettlement into the community.

Volunteering with Peninsula Initiative offers:

What are we looking for?

You don't have to have specific qualifications or experience, but you will have the opportunity to develop skills you already have and learn new ones!

We need volunteer mentors who:


Volunteer training

Our next Volunteer Mentor training course will be taking place in September 2017.

For information about the training or to book a place please call Cathy on 01392 284285, or email

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