Youth Offending Team
LYOT currently offer two different roles of volunteering;
Reparation Activities Volunteer
A Reparation Order gives the young person the chance to make amends for their offending behaviour through community based projects. As a Reparation Activities Volunteer you will oversee and support young people on various different hands on projects within the community. Projects include gardening, painting, leaflet distribution and many more. Becoming a Reparation Activities Volunteer, you will be given the chance to inspire, motivate and encourage young people whilst undertaking practical, manual projects.
Panel Member Volunteer
You will attend Referral Order Panels at your local Youth Offending Team; a panel meeting takes place after a young person commits an offence and has been to Court for the first time. It is the responsibility of the panel members to play an active role in determining what work is required of that young person to avoid further offending, and in making amends for the offence. This may involve addressing personal problems, which may have led to the offending behaviour.
Full training will be available for both of LYOT volunteer roles. An enhanced CRB will be carried out before you begin volunteering with us.
Volunteer Good Practice Meetings
At LYOT our volunteers are treated as part of the team, and we value all their contribution. Therefore, we hold Good Practice Meetings, these meetings take place at least twice a year on a local team basis across the County. This gives all our volunteers the chance to meet up and share good practice and learn from other volunteers and YOT staff.
Within these meetings all essential updates are distributed with regards to any changes in procedures within LYOT or any new developments therefore it is very important for all volunteers to attend.
If you are unable to attend your local teams meeting the opportunity to attend another teams Good Practice meeting across the County is available.