Volunteer for Southwark Youth Offending Service

Volunteer for Southwark Youth Offending Service

Southwark Youth Offending Service is in need of Panel Members and Mentors to support young offenders and our community.

We need men and women aged 21 & above from all ethnicities and social backgrounds - we are, however, particularly keen to recruit male volunteers!

We want people who live or work in the borough of Southwark, who are good at listening and who are reliable.

No experience needed! Volunteers will get full training and will gain valuable work experience.

What do panel members do?

Youth Offender Panels deal with young people who commit crime using a restorative approach. They are led by trained volunteers, representing the community. Panels give victims a chance to say how the crime has affected them and what might help to put things right.

What do mentors do?

Mentors are involved in Reparation activities with young offenders, enabling them to repair the harm caused by their offending behaviour. Mentors also support individual young offenders practically and emotionally.

Important dates

Mentors Interviews 23rd & 25th October

Training November (4 evenings & 2 Saturdays)

Panel members Interviews and training will take place in the New Year (2019).

Closing date for mentor applications: 19.10.18

For more information on these roles, please contact a member of Southwark council: 

Leila Boghdadi – 0207 525 1396 – Leila.Boghdadi@southwark.gov.uk

Rahela Begum – 0207 525 2646 – Rahela.Begum2@southwark.gov.uk

Deirdre Leask – 07946 630 307 – Deirdre.Leask@southwark.gov.uk