Working with volunteers

Volunteers can significantly increase the size and available skills of both youth offending teams (YOTs) and secure establishments for children and young people. There are approximately 10,000 volunteers already working within the youth justice system.


Read 'Volunteering in the youth justice system' that sets out how volunteers should be managed and used in both YOTs and the secure estate. It covers issues such as recruitment and selection, supervision, confidentiality and volunteer recognition. Tools, templates and case studies are also available from this page.


Read about our general volunteer training programme and the specific training available for youth offender panel members in the archived page.

'Get Involved'

For those thinking of volunteering, there is lots of information on the skills required, the training they would receive and the various opportunities available. It also contains information on developing a career in youth justice and the training available for those that do.

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