Volunteer with Leeds Youth Justice Service

Become a volunteer with the Leeds Youth Justice Service and help prevent young people who have offended from getting into further trouble.

We are not currently taking on new volunteers, but intend to in the future. Please check back on this page which will be updated when there are new opportunities.

To become a volunteer you will need to:

  • be aged over 21
  • pass an enhanced DBS check (we will do this once you have completed training)
  • take part in training - between 4 and 6 sessions in the evening or on a Saturday
  • be able to commit to a minimum of 12 months service, volunteering every couple of weeks

Volunteer roles

Panel member

Panels aim to reduce reoffending by young people. As a panel member, you will meet with the young people, their parents or carers and sometimes their victims, to help the young person understand the impact of their crime and take responsibility for their actions.

It’s mainly for young people who have admitted guilt and been convicted of their first offence.


In this role you will provide one to one guidance and support to young people, helping to improve their motivation and engagement.

Contact us

Get in touch if you have any questions about the volunteer roles.


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