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Volunteer Development Service Service / Community Education & Volunteer Service
 
Service Overview
 
Through volunteering with us, the general public, ex-offenders and ex-mentally ill persons are engaged in driving crime prevention education and offender rehabilitation activities in the community. The general public will have the opportunity to know the offenders and ex-mentally ill persons better, encouraging public acceptance. At the same time, ex-offenders and ex-mentally ill persons can rebuild their confidence, which is essential for their reintegration to society.
 
Scope of Services
 

1. Volunteer Training
We offer specialized social service mainly serving offenders, ex-offenders and ex-mentally ill persons. Therefore, every individual have to attend a basic volunteer training before they join our volunteer team to learn the basic communication skills with our service users and the important things to note when serving them.

2. Volunteer Services

Community Volunteer Team
Formed by people from the community, community volunteer team organises festive mass programmes and group works in correctional institutions to increase the linkages of inmates with the outside world; they assist social workers in carrying out services in Magistrates’ Courts to help relieve the stress of persons awaiting trial and their families. Volunteers also provide prison visitation services and organise birthday parties to help ex-offenders connect with their children, and organise crime prevention education programmes to avoid intergenerational crime. Other volunteer activities include organising activities for ex-mentally ill persons to prepare them for their return to society, and providing justice education programmes to help young people develop good citizenship. Lastly, the community volunteer team is also actively involved in our agency events such as fundraising activities.

Ex-offender Volunteer Team
To aid their reintegration into society, we encourage our service users including ex-offenders, ex-mentally ill persons and ex-drug abusers to actively participate in volunteer service, such as hair cutting and wheelchair repairing volunteering activities. These activities can also transform our service users into givers and help them understand giving is more blessed than receiving.

Social Inclusion Volunteer Team
We encourage service users to work with community volunteers in providing services for other disadvantaged groups, such as people with intellectual disabilities, the elderly and physically handicapped children. On one hand, this allows community volunteers to have more understanding towards ex-offenders through interaction; on the other hand, it helps widen positive social circle of ex-offenders.

3. Volunteer social activities
In addition to coordinating volunteers to provide services, we also organise regular exchange and recreational activities to enhance their interests in our service and their sense of belonging to the team.

 
Fee
 
Volunteer service may be charged depending on the nature of the activity.
 
Service Hours
 
Monday to Friday
9:00am - 1:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm
*7:00pm – 10:00pm
   
Procedures of Application and Withdrawal
 

Those who are interested in becoming a SRACP volunteer may apply directly to the Agency. (For enquiries, please call 2782-3080. To register, please complete the volunteer registration form and e-mail to sup_vds@sracp.org.hk or fax to 2323-3934)

Acceptance of the volunteer service is voluntary. If one has any reason, he may make request to the staff concerned to terminate the service at any time. On the other hand, staff may also, with reference to his professional judgment, terminate the service after seeking agreement of the parties concerned.

Service users ' Rights and Responsibilities While service users have the right to participate in the volunteer training and service, they also have the responsibility to cooperate with social workers and to comply with the terms set by the Agency.

Becoming our Volunteers

 
Contact
 
Address:402-404, shanghai Street, Yaumatei, Kowloon.
Tel:(852) 2323 3983
Fax:(852) 2323 2983
Email: vds@sracp.org.hk