Countywide - Youth Offending Team

Countywide - Lancashire Child & Youth Justice Service (CYJS) Volunteer Opportunities

Lancashire County Council, Child & Youth Justice Service are looking for volunteers aged 18 or above, who want to help make a difference to children & their local community.

Volunteers play an essential role in supporting the delivery of services by Lancashire Child and Youth Justice Service (CYJS). Volunteers work alongside CYJS staff to help children aged 10 – 18 years, to make a difference to their lives, support them towards living a safe and crime-free life, and make a positive contribution to society. Volunteers create a positive link between the community and the children who access CYJS services. We’re looking for volunteers who reflect the diversity of Lancashire.

These volunteers help children to repair harm for their offences, through a restorative approach. Panel members help children to co-produce a contract specifying the support and activities they will take part in during their court order.

Volunteers support CYJS staff with the supervision of children at reparation projects. Reparation is a form of Restorative Justice where children are supported to repair the harm caused through their offence, by giving something back to the community. Reparation activities aim to promote opportunities for children to develop their skills. We have a number of different projects in Lancashire, including an allotment to support this project.

Volunteers support staff with the delivery of group work activities for children. Do you have a skill that you could share during our group work sessions? For example, art work, painting and decorating, joinery, or sports and fitness. We are keen to help develop our group work sessions to ensure children get the most out of them, and want to utilise our volunteers to help with this.

Over 18 years of age
Complete a full DBS clearance (for more details about our policy on criminal convictions please contact us)
Provide a reference
Be able to commit to at least 2-3 hours per fortnight
Complete a programme of training at the outset and at regular intervals during your time as a volunteer.

Please be advised that there will be a training commitment to an induction process.  To support and strengthen your induction training, you will need to complete a number of eLearning modules via the Volunteer Learning Passport. Unfortunately, you will not be able to begin volunteering with CYJS without first completing all necessary aspects of the inductions process, including eLearning.

Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Monday Evening
  • Tuesday Evening
  • Wednesday Evening
  • Thursday Evening
  • Friday Evening
  • Saturday Evening
  • Sunday Evening