Volunteering with West Mercia Youth Justice Service

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West Mercia Youth Justice Service currently have two volunteering opportunities;

Mentoring; Mentoring for the YJS is a voluntary 1:1 relationship between a young person and a supportive adult whom the young person can rely on. It is more than befriending, as it may also involve coaching, encouragement, explaining, listening and guiding the young person to support them to achieve positive goals. The young people supported are aged between 10 and 17 years.

Referral Order Panel Members; As a Referral Order Panel member you will have a key part to play in developing this approach to tackling crime. These panels are special because they involve working with young offenders aged between 10 and 17 years, their parents and victims. Panel members will talk and listen to these key people and agree with the young offender a plan of action designed to put right the harm already done and prevent future offending.



An understanding of young people’s needs

The ability to be open-minded

Awareness of Equal Opportunities

Ability to see tasks through to completion

Ability to motivate young people and to be enthusiastic

Good listening and communication skills


  • Crime, Victims and Offenders
  • Young People


  • Befriending/Support


No additional details recorded for this opportunity.

When do I need to be available?

Start Date: 12/09/2018

End Date: 12/09/2019

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Morning No No No No No No No
Afternoon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Evening Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes


This opportunity is available Countywide.

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