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Volunteering with Leeds Youth Offending Service

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We have an established volunteering team which is integral to the work of Leeds Youth Offending Service. There are in excess of 100 volunteers who volunteer with us in a variety of roles, including on a one to one basis supporting young people directly or within a group work setting.
If successful at interview, we require that volunteers complete our training programme and undertake a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check. If you are interested in volunteering with us and want to know more, please get in contact to discuss things further.

September 2014 update- Recruitment for new volunteers is closed at the moment. When opportunities are available we will update this webpage.

  • All volunteers must be 21 or over and undergo a DBS (formally CRB -criminal records bureau) check.
  • Compulsory foundation training and role specific training is provided for all volunteers.
  • There are minimum commitments expected for all volunteering roles.

For detailed role descriptions, person specifications, expectations of time commitments and application process details please click the "Documents" tab.

I have a criminal record, can I still apply to volunteer with Leeds Youth Offending Service?

​Yes you can, all applications and convictions are assessed individually. The seriousness of the offence and the time since it was committed will both be taken into consideration.

Can I still volunteer with the Youth Offending Service even though I have no previous experience?

Yes, core training and specialised training for each specific role will be provided for all volunteers.

I am a student and not always at my term address, can I volunteer with the Youth Offending Service?

Yes, you would need to highlight your availability at interview stage and we can take this into account when discussing potential volunteering roles.

I am in receipt of benefits, can I still work as a volunteer with Leeds Youth Offending Service?

Yes, please discuss your application with the job centre, they will advise you appropriately.

I am registered disabled, can I work as a volunteer with Leeds Youth Offending Service?

Yes, we will discuss any requirements you may have at the interview stage.