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Volpris –  Prisons Managing Volunteers in EU 

VOLPRIS.EU aims to invest on the qualification of volunteering management in prison to have a positive Impact upon volunteers’ daily work effectiveness, and therefore on reoffending rates. Volunteers consistently bring to prison something that paid-staff cannot bring: they represent the community side of the sentence to the offender, and help this often complex group keep emotional and physical ties which support successful (re)inclusion on release. 

VOLPRIS.EU brings together eight organizations from five European Member States (Germany, Romania, Portugal, Belgium, Poland). 

VolPris.EU project aims to: 

  1. Explore mutual learning opportunities between Prisons and VSOs (Voluntary Service Organization) by creating exchange frameworks which will facilitate the comparability between different EU prison practices regarding volunteering;
  2. Identify key performance indicators between National Prison Administrations and volunteer organizations within secure settings;
  3. Develop a training curriculum andprogrammeto support the development of a CJS volunteer manager profile, and develop a European Volunteer Managers training guide; 
  4. Establish common European minimum standards to train volunteers working in prison environment and to assess the quality of volunteer organizations and/orprogrammes.

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