Are you over 18 and interested in volunteering with young people? Then you could be who we are looking for!

Volunteering with Medway Youth Offending Service could enable you to make a valuable contribution to your local community, have an opportunity to make your community safer, obtain satisfaction in ensuring that victims are listened to and be able to make a difference to a young person’s life.

Volunteering as a Community Panel Member provides volunteers with an opportunity to meet with young people subject to a Referral Order to devise and agree a programme of work which enables the young person to repair the harm that has been caused by their offending and help them to avoid reoffending in the future.

Volunteers need to be over 18 years of age and have patience; good judgement; objectivity; commitment; reliability; good communication skills, be good listeners and be able to relate well to young people.   A non-judgemental approach is essential as is a firm commitment to discretion and confidentiality.

Selection criteria for Panel Members are based on personal qualities rather than professional qualifications or experience. No previous experience or knowledge of the youth justice system is required.

Panel volunteers will need to provide references and undertake an Enhanced DBS check. Previous criminal convictions will not automatically prevent anyone from becoming a Panel Member.

For more information OR to send an application form please contact:

Sue Berry, Restorative Justice Co-ordinator on O7970 353543

or email


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