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 CCN Vision and Values.
  • 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 8 training sessions before being accepted as mentors.

Training Course for Volunteer Mentors.

The next course starts on Tuesday 23rd January and comprises 8 two-hour sessions (7-9pm) at St Stephen’s Church, Rampant Horse Street, Norwich, NR2 1QP .

If you are interested in attending, please send a completed  CCN Volunteer Application Form to

All our volunteers are required to do the training so that they understand the aims of the project and what would be required of a mentor. Completing the training does not commit you to becoming a mentor.

Training Sessions

Date Topic
Tuesday 23rd January  7-9pm 1.       Introduction to CCN
Tuesday 30th January  7-9pm 2.       The Criminal Justice System
Tuesday 6th February  7-9pm 3.       Communicating for Change
Tuesday 13th February 7-9pm 4.       Boundaries & Personal Safety
Tuesday 20th February 7-9pm 5.       Theory of Change & Goal Setting
Tuesday 27th Febraury 7-9pm 6.       Practicalities & Record Keeping 
Tuesday 5th March        7-9pm 7.       Safeguarding
Tuesday 12th March      7-9pm 8.       Trauma-Informed Mentoring