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 would like to know more, please get in contact to discuss 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.
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Can I still volunteer with the Youth Offending Service even though I have no previous experience?Can I still volunteer with the Youth Offending Service even though I have no previous experience?<div class="ExternalClass58E817FC8B08455990FA5475498D1E7C">​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Yes, core training and specialised training for each specific role will be provided for all volunteers.<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span></div>
I am a student and not always at my term address, can I volunteer with the Youth Offending Service?I am a student and not always at my term address, can I volunteer with the Youth Offending Service?<div class="ExternalClassEC7D512CC37747AFAF71B6C87EEBB93F">​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Yes, you would need to highlight your availability at interview stage and we can take this into account when discussing potential volunteering roles.<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span></div>
I am in receipt of benefits, can I still work as a volunteer with Leeds Youth Offending Service?I am in receipt of benefits, can I still work as a volunteer with Leeds Youth Offending Service?<div class="ExternalClassB83BCFBCBC9843A1A856EAE308ECBEBF">​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Yes, please discuss your application with the job centre, they will advise you appropriately.<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span></div>
I am registered disabled, can I work as a volunteer with Leeds Youth Offending Service?I am registered disabled, can I work as a volunteer with Leeds Youth Offending Service?<div class="ExternalClass2C4FBCDE6E5C4AE7959A754ACD09F6B0">​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Yes, we will discuss any requirements you may have at the interview stage.<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span></div>
I have a criminal record, can I still apply to volunteer with Leeds Youth Offending Service?I have a criminal record, can I still apply to volunteer with Leeds Youth Offending Service?<div class="ExternalClassA1F4A866363F4CAD8C8938AC68302EEC">​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.</div>

 

 

Mentor - Role descriptionhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Mentor - Role description.pdf429542pdf
Panel - Role descriptionhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Panel - Role description.pdf213188pdf
Recruitment stageshttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Recruitment stages.pdf12062pdf
Volunteer - Person specificationhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Volunteer - Person specification.pdf211592pdf
AA - Role descriptionhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/AA - Role description.pdf212704pdf
Additional Informationhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Additional Information Sheet.pdf208473pdf

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