Are you interested in being a Mentor?

To become a volunteer with CCN you will need to:

  • Have some relevant experience.
  • Be over 25 years old.
  • Understand and accept the interdenominational ethos of CCN.
  • Be able to work with offenders in a non-judgemental, authoritative but friendly manner.
  • Have excellent listening & communication skills.
  • Be well organised, reliable and resourceful.
  • Be able to work independently and also as part of a team.
  • Have basic computer skills.
  • Understand confidentiality.

Volunteers are required to attend a series of training sessions before being accepted as mentors.

Training Course for Volunteer Mentors in 2018

Autumn Training Coarse

Training dates

Monday September 10th7.00pm for 7.15 startSession One: DEFINITIONS
Finishing 9.30pmTogether We Can Make a Difference
Monday September 17th7.00pm for 7.15 startSession Two: THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
Finishing 9.30pmSpeaking the Same Language
Monday September 24th7.00pm for 7.15 startSession Three: COMMUNICATING FOR A CHANGE
Finishing 9.30pmRemember the Beach Ball
Monday October 1st7.00pm for 7.15 startSession Four: DO’S AND DON’TS
Finishing 9.30pmStay Safe, Stay Effective
Monday October 8th7.00pm for 7.15 startSession Five: THE THEORY OF CHANGE
Finishing 9.30pmIt’s hard, but it is possible
Monday October 15th7.00pm for 7.15 startSession Six: GOAL SETTING
Finishing 9.30pmHope makes anything possible


To be held at: Wroxham Road Methodist Church, Cozens Hardy Road, Sprowston, NR7 8AD

Car park available.

There will be another training course in Spring of 2019


Paula Callam, also volunteering as a mentor, is an experienced trainer having spent six and half years in Antigua training Street Pastors and assisting in running the Street Pastors Project on the island.

Susan Carne Project Manager for CCN is a minister in the Assemblies of God Church, and has worked as a volunteer chaplain in Wayland prison.

 The training course has been produced by the Community Chaplaincy Association. This is a national body that brings together best practice and makes it available to local Community Chaplaincy projects.

Applications: If you would be interested in becoming a mentor with us please contact Susan at  and I will send you an application form.

Or download the form here.  CCN Volunteer Application Form