Restorative Justice in
Abbotsford began in 2001

Parent Peer Volunteers

Abbotsford Restorative Justice is looking for volunteers to be Parent Peer Supporters/Mentors working with the parents of at-risk youth referred to our programs. Parent Peers must be willing to participate in Restorative Practice and Communications Skills Training and then be able to provide support for parents during a difficult time in their family life. Volunteers must be able to commit approximately 6-8 hours per month for a minimum of 6 months.

All training and screening costs will provided by Abbotsford Restorative Justice funded in part by Abbotsford Community Foundation's Smart and Caring Community Grant Program.

Qualifications for Parent Peer Volunteers:
Must be at least 25 years of age, a parent, and/or have experience with children 10 years of age or older
Be willing to commit to at least 6-8 hours per month as a Parent Peer Supporter
Pass and maintain an enhanced security clearance
Make at least a 6 month commitment, preferably 1 year
Open and sensitive to working with a broad range of clients from differing family dynamics and social-cultural diversity
Demonstrate the ability to be a consistent and positive role model and is a person of good character that is reliable, caring, and a responsible citizen
Must attend all training sessions unless prior arrangements have been approved by the Executive Director

All those interested in becoming a Parent Peer Supporter/Mentor are encouraged to complete a Volunteer Application Form, Security Clearance, and Vulnerable Sector Form, available at: http://www.arjaa.org/downloadable-forms-pdf