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Mentoring

Training course

One to One Mentoring

Connections Work mentors provide support and encouragement for individuals incarcerated at the Berks County Jail through regular weekly visits. The volunteer provides support, a connection to the community and acts as a positive role model for the inmate in order to help them prepare for their release back into the community. Volunteers are vital to the program's success!

Commitment: Weekly one-hour sessions

Requirements: Berks County Jail volunteer clearance, Jail orientation, and individual training with Connections Work Volunteer Coordinator

Educational Tutoring

Volunteers work as tutors for individuals incarcerated at the Berks County Jail's Community Reentry Center in the areas of literacy and education.

Commitment: Weekly one-hour sessions

Requirements: Berks County Jail volunteer clearance, Jail orientation, and individual training with Connections Work Volunteer Coordinator.

Training course

Mentoring Volunteers

Karen

Mentoring is a way to positively connect with people who want to make a new start in life. They want to move forward and I believe that given the proper support, they can.

Linda

When I learned about Connections Work, I wanted to be a part of the mentoring program. In the short time I have been a mentor, it has been rewarding, and I feel the experience will allow me the opportunity to grow personally and hopefully make a difference in someone's life.

Jeff

My eyes have been opened to the realities of prison life through the words of the men with whom I have spoken. It has been a real education. I now know what a "cellie" is and what being sent to the "hole" means. Most of all I have realized that these are real people with real feelings that they have chosen to share with me. I am proud to be a part of the program.

Fran

The One to One Mentoring program allowed me to meet people from all walks of life. Collectively, they've enriched me, providing me with a window into the suffering, hopes, and aspirations of people I would never otherwise have had a chance to meet. I highly recommend this experience to everyone.

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