Working with the RWF has been enjoyable and educational. Mentoring someone who simply needs more support is a great way to enhance your own understanding of the justice system, diversify your own thoughts and help people who deserve a second chance at life. Working with other mentors makes you feel like you are part of this supportive community and I’ve certainly learnt about myself, and the justice system which is why charities like RWF are so important.
“The Reasons why foundation is a dedicated organisation. They taught me a lot about about prisoners but also about myself. They took away any fears or doubts I had about being a mentor and made me realise that though I’m mentoring someone, I will not be alone. They provide resources and workshops to not only make sure your mentee is doing well but also you as a mentor are being looked after. They change people’s live and do all they can to ensure that every prisoner or ex-con they work with is given the same opportunity as an ordinary person to get their life together”
Candice. Dec 2018
“I’ve been with RWF as a mentor for over a year now and love being involved at a local level. I have had a fantastic and enriching experience. All volunteers are well trained with a great support network, and the money goes directly into making a difference. It’s also really good fun.”
Charlotte. Dec 2018
I loved being a mentor for RWF. Joining RWF was my very first-time volunteering through an agency and I’m glad I did. The experience from the initial enquiry, training, being match and working with the mentee were very positive. Even when faced with challenges whether it was me as a mentor or my mentee the, team showed care and were very much on board every step of the way. They were all approachable and they genuinely cared about me as a mentor and my mentee. I’m now working on a project full time and even though I don’t have the time as I used to, I often think about how I can be matched again. An experience I will never forget.
Sharon March 2018