The benefits of volunteering

Volunteering should not be a one-way experience. The department supports the concept that volunteers should benefit and from the collaboration and meet their own personal goals and objectives.

We provide support, induction courses and on-going training to ensure all our volunteers are aware of policy and practices and the areas of the justice system we are responsible for.

A recent survey with our DCS Volunteers asked ‘why do you volunteer to help us’.

Some of the responses included:

  • the opportunity to contribute to society supporting both offenders and staff
  • to assist offenders change their live
  • to meet a diverse range of people
  • to utilise existing skills, and
  • to gain personal satisfaction.

We also have an events team that plan some great get-togethers for all our volunteers.