There are over one hundred volunteers supporting the work of the Leeds Youth Offending Service.
These volunteers cover 5 main roles
Appropriate adults are present when a young person or vulnerable adult is interviewed whilst in police custody. They ensure the detained person understands their rights and why they are being detained.
Mentors advise, support and motivate young people assisting them to achieve and sustain their personal goals and provide them with a positive role model.
Community panel members devise individual and imaginative programmes of work to address young people’s offending behaviour, communicating these to young people and their parents/carers.
Reparation supervisors supervise young people as they carry out reparation in the community or directly to the victim of their crime.
Group work volunteers assist young people with basic education, facilitate constructive leisure activities and provide them with positive role models.
- 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.
April 2013- Please note we are not currently recruiting volunteers, this will be updated by the end of the month.
For detailed role descriptions, person specifications, expectations of time commitments and application process details please click the "Downloads" tab below.