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Volunteering with Leeds Youth Offending Service

We have an established volunteering team of over 60 volunteers in a variety of roles which is integral to the work of Leeds Youth Offending Service. This may be as a mentor supporting young people on a one to one basis, as a panel member helping to plan individual programmes of work to reduce risk of future offending, or as an appropriate adult supporting young people in the police station following their arrest.

For detailed role descriptions, person specifications, expectations of time commitments and application process details please see the Documents section on this page.

We recruit for volunteers at different times in the year as the need arises within the specific roles.  If you are interested in volunteering with us and want to know more, please get in contact to discuss things further. You can use our e-mail address to raise any specific questions that you have: ​ leeds.yos.volunteer@leeds.gov.uk 

Volunteering criteria

  • training will be provided for all volunteers.
  • we ask for a minimum commitment of 12 months to match the time given for training and development.
  • all volunteers will be required to have a DBS check.



Click to expandI 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.

Click to expandCan 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.

Click to expandI 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.

Click to expandI 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.

Click to expandI 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.

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