Children, Young People and Families

To apply for the roles below, please express your interest using the green button at the bottom of the page.

Volunteer Minibus Driver

We are looking for a volunteer minibus driver to work alongside minibus escorts to make sure young people have a safe and enjoyable journey to the Support Gateway Youth Club in Brighouse. This is an opportunity to make a real difference to the daily lives of young people with learning disabilities.

For further details see: PDFVolunteer Minibus Driver to support Gateway Youth Club [PDF 127KB]

Breastfeeding Peer Support

We would like mums from all backgrounds to attend our training course and to volunteer about 2-3 hours each week as a Breastfeeding Peer Supporter. You will work alongside midwives and health visitors, in children’s centres, in the hospital and Baby Café over the phone and visiting mums at home.

For further details see: PDFBreastfeeding Peer Support Network [PDF 1148KB]

School Governers

Schools are changing and so are governing bodies. The government is committed to raising educational standards in the classroom, and to increasing the role of parents and the local community. Volunteers are needed to help all our children reach their full potential.

For more information please visit Become a school governor.

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Volunteering with Calderdale Youth Offending Team

Appropriate Adult

All young people (10 to 17 years old) require an Appropriate Adult when being interviewed by the police. If a parent/carer cannot attend you will be on hand to support a young person at a police station and ensure their welfare needs are met.

For more details see; PDFAppropriate Adult Volunteer Role Profile [PDF 96KB]

Mentors

Regularly meet a young person for a limited amount of time providing positive support and encouragement helping to increase their personal abilities and self esteem.

Referral Order Panel Members

When a young person is subject to a Court Order and has to attend a panel, you will help to coordinate the meeting ordered by the Youth Court. The panel brings together members of the local community, victims, young people and their parents / carers to discuss and agree a plan of action designed to put right the harm caused.

For more details see; PDFReferral Order Panel members - Volunteer Role Profile [PDF 96KB]

Reparation Volunteer

To accompany and support young people to accomplish tasks when putting right the harm caused by their offending behaviour by providing positive encouragement and support.

You need to be over 18 years old, able to relate well to young people and able to commit two or three hours a week.

For more details see; PDFReparation Volunteer - Volunteer Role Profile [PDF 94KB]

Victim Liaison Volunteer

This role needs the volunteer to contact and if requested visit the victim.

This would be to explain their rights and the different ways that they can get involved in the Youth Justice process, with your support.

You will represent the victim’s views or support them in attending meetings, such as Referral Order Panels and Restorative Justice Conferences.

You will also be required to maintain accurate records of visits and processes.

You will need to have good communication skills, be reliable and non judgemental.

You will also need to be over 18 and free from criminal convictions.

For more details. see: PDFVictim Liaison volunteer role profile [PDF 96KB]

 

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