OAR Volunteer Training Changes Lives


Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
703-324-3187, TTY 703-324-2935, FAX 703-324-2010

Sept. 15, 2004

 

OAR Volunteer Training Changes Lives

 

Opportunities, Alternatives & Resources of Fairfax County Inc., a local non-profit rehabilitative justice organization providing human services since 1971, will hold volunteer orientation training two consecutive Saturdays, Sept. 18 and Sept. 25, at Fairfax Presbyterian Church, 10723 Main St., Fairfax. OAR’s mission is to rebuild lives and break the cycle of crime by providing opportunities, alternatives, and resources to criminal offenders and their families. Volunteer opportunities include one-to-one mentoring with offenders, teaching life skills, assisting Hispanic offenders, outreach for family and friends, and English as a Second Language facilitation. Volunteers for certain programs must be 21 or older.

An initial training program is designed to educate volunteers to become fully functioning members of the OAR team. After a personal interview with the volunteer department, volunteers must attend 12 hours of intensive orientation that includes detailed information about:

• Dealing with Offenders
• Communication Skills
• Conflict Management
• Probation and Parole
• Substance Abuse
• Court Procedures

To sign up for an interview, or for more information about OAR, please call the Volunteer Department at 703-246-3033, fax 703-273-7554, TTY 711, or send e-mail to volunteer@oarfairfax.org. OAR’s Web site address is www.oarfairfax.org.


FAIRFAX COUNTY IS COMMITTED TO A POLICY OF NONDISCRIMINATION IN ALL COUNTY PROGRAMS, SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES AND WILL PROVIDE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS UPON REQUEST. TO REQUEST SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS, CALL 703-324-3187, TTY 703-324-2935. PLEASE ALLOW FIVE WORKING DAYS IN ADVANCE OF EVENTS IN ORDER TO MAKE THE NECESSARY ARRANGEMENTS

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