Reference nr. 2169 : Department of Corrections
Creative Writing at NRCF

To provide prisoners at NRCF with a creative writing outlet.

  • Providing prisoners with the agreed knowledge and activities for Creative Writing
  • Arriving to the activity on time, as we have a strict schedule (prisoner dispo) to adhere to. You will need to allow enough time to get through the gatehouse
  • Recording attendance of the prisoners, and then forwarding this to the Volunteer Coordinator.
  • Work in a team environment and comply with Department of Corrections staff instructions while volunteering

  • All volunteers must undergo background checks prior to working with children including references, ministry of justice checks and completing health & safety Induction training.

Specific requirements

Skills, Attitudes & Experience needed:

  • A passion for creative writing and the English language.
  • Able to communicate clearly and effectively with prisoner and Corrections staff.
  • Reasonable fitness (able to walk to and from units unassisted)
  • Patience, compassionate and non-judgemental.         
  • To act with integrity and professionalism and to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • To maintain regular contact with the Regional Volunteer Coordinator to seek supervision and support.

Kaikohe - Hokianga

2 volunteers needed


✔ Police check
✔ Wheelchair accessible
✔ Reference provided after some time