Volunteering is an activity done by any person without payment for their time and service with the aim to benefit individuals, the community or environment. People volunteer for their own skill development or simply to meet others.

For further details about some of our current volunteering schemes, please see below: 

Voluntary Work  -  Youth Offender Panels and Appropriate Adult.
Would you like to play a key role in making a difference to children, young people, victims and local communities? If so we need people like you to volunteer!

Stoke-on-Trent Youth Offending Services are seeking to recruit members of the public to work with young people aged 10-17 years old within two  voluntary positions, Youth Offender Panels and Appropriate Adult.

Youth Offender Panels
Volunteers are required to facilitate Youth Offender Panel meetings for young people subject to a Referral Order.The Panel will meet with the young person, members of their family and where appropriate, the victim with the aim of reaching an agreement that:

  • Ensures the young person takes responsibility for their behaviour
  • Increases the young person’s understanding of the harm done to the victim and how they can make amends
  • Reduces the chances of re-offending

Appropriate Adult Service (PACE)
Volunteers are needed to support the delivery of the Appropriate Adult Service. As a volunteer Appropriate Adult your role will be to accompany young people when they are being interviewed by the police in connection with alleged crimes and to ensure that they are being treated fairly by the police and other agencies.Full training and support will be provided

Both positions are subject to an enhanced DBS check for both roles. Job Description and Person Specification are attached below.  For more information or an application pack please call Sheetal Mistry (Referral Order Co-ordinator) on  01782 238830 or email sheetal.mistry@stoke.gov.uk

Become a Sport Volunteer

Help us provide opportunities for local people to have fun and get fit by taking part in sport.
Do you have any free time? Are you retired, looking for a change in career, or a student looking for a work placement? Do you want to make a difference in your community? Are you looking for a rewarding, active and fun experience?
Whatever your age or sporting background you can help deliver activities at locations across the city.
Contact us on 01782 236930 or email sportssdevelopment.activities@stoke.gov.uk 
Volunteering in Schools

If you’re interested in volunteering at one of our schools you can directly contact the Head Teacher.  Work available includes support roles with school.You will not be able to work for us until some checks are completed. These are usually a criminal records bureau check, medical clearance and references. 

Volunteering in health

Could you join this friendly team to make a real difference to the lives of local people? As a Cancer Awareness Volunteer you will become part of a small team which meet monthly to share ideas and knowledge of your community. Together you will develop easy and popular ways to raise awareness of the early signs and symptoms of bowel, breast, lung and prostate cancer across Stoke-on-Trent.

As a Cancer Awareness Volunteer you will also attend information stands or informal talks at local events and groups, to promote the key signs and symptoms of the four cancers and the screening programmes.
You will be fully trained and well supported by other team members and the Project Coordinator.
Contact Dawn Fitzjohn 01782 235851 – public.health@stoke.gov.uk


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