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There are a wide range of opportunities for volunteers to learn about the work done by the Youth Offending Service, help young people and benefit the community as a whole.

Our volunteers come forward for a variety of reasons including seeking a career change or wanting to gain knowledge and experience to enhance their career prospects. Others may have retired and are looking to put something back into the community. Our volunteers come from all backgrounds and walks of life and each bring their own special skills and attributes to the team and play a crucial role in preventing re-offending in Richmond

The roles available for volunteers within the service are wide and varied and at the moment we have the following opportunities:

  • Mentors
  • Advocates
  • Restorative Justice Volunteers
  • Case planning
  • Participation and Feedback volunteers
  • Programme integrity volunteers
  • Transitions and aftercare mentors

Find out more about our volunteering aims for this year by reading the Richmond Volunteer and Third Party Protocol(pdf, 141KB).


We particularly welcome men and people of black and ethnic minority backgrounds as volunteers, as they are currently under-represented in this group.


A volunteer from the Richmond Youth Offending Service recently said:

"If you feel you have the ability, time and commitment to relate to young people, and wish to develop your own skills and at the same time gain satisfaction in knowing that you have contributed to help and improve a young person’s life, please contact the Richmond Volunteering and complete an application specifying the role that you would like to volunteer."

Updated: 23 September 2020

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