The Invercargill Prison has a caring and enthusiastic group of around 3,000 volunteers who provide diverse activities for prisoners with the ultimate goal of reducing re-offending. These include recreational activities, including a Crochet group, and they need someone to teach basic skills.
As a volunteer you will:
While the obvious purpose is to create items that the community can use there are many other significant impacts. These classes provide prisoners an opportunity to:
You play an important part in keeping prisoners connected with the outside world. Prisoners may also look at you as a role model, watching how you deal with situations and people. These and other classes all provide tools that support prisoner rehabilitation and reintegration.
A Ministry of Justice background check is required for this role.
Minimum of 2 hours a week. Work days (excluding Wednesdays) between 1pm to 3pm.
The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.
Art & Craft