The Victim and Offender Reconciliation Program exists to encourage and assist the church in her mission of providing an invitation to, and an opportunity for, peacemaking (healing, restoration, forgiveness and reconciliation) in the conflict between victims and offenders of juvenile crime. Through a restorative justice model they facilitate mediations that help reconcile victims and offenders to each other and the community. In these mediations, the person responsible for the crime is held accountable for their actions and given an opportunity to make things right. Victims have their questions answered and their restitution and emotional needs met. Both parties have a significant voice in how the crime is addressed to meet their unique personal needs and concerns.
Next VORP Training Dates
6:30pm to 9:30pm
8:30am to 3:30pm
Volunteer Mediators (12 hours a month)
We are always looking for new volunteer mediators. This person is required to take the VORP training, and stay connected with the case manager as they work through the mediation process.
Newsletter Editor Volunteer (10 hours a month)
We like to keep the community, church partners, and our supporters informed about what we are doing, how we are growing, and ways they can get involved. This position involves writing and organizing the newsletters, as well as folding and mailing them out.
Volunteer Social Media Representative (10 hours a month)
We are currently looking for someone to invest in our networking growth and social media coverage. This position involves taking pictures, uploading pictures/videos, informing followers of training updates, and engaging followers in our growth and needs as an organization. This person should be well versed in social media aspects.
Church Liaison Volunteer (2 hours a month)
Someone who is involved in his or her church, and would like to advocate for VORP within their congregation. This creative position could take on different dynamic approaches. The overarching goal is to use the talents/gifts of the volunteer to connect their church to VORP in various ways such as: recruiting volunteers, informing church members about VORP and restorative justice, keep their congregation informed about VORP needs and growth.
Volunteer Trainer (3 hours every other month)
We are looking for someone who can assist at our training events by teaching the attendees about mediation and the VORP process.
This person should be someone who has taken the mediator training, has leadership skills, comfortable with public speaking, and is knowledgeable in the area of restorative justice and VORP.
Volunteer Communication Assistant (3 hours a month)
This person would work under our accountant to sustain our partnerships with donors through thank you cards and other forms of communication.
Volunteer Secretary (10 hours a week)
Assists with all kinds of secretarial work (i.e. answering phones, answering emails, filing case work)