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Children and families

Working and volunteering with young people

There are lots of routes for getting trained and working with the Children Services team.

Working with young people

Professionals working with young people come from a range of backgrounds, such as:

  • careers workers
  • youth workers
  • social workers
  • probation workers
  • police officers
  • health practitioners
  • data analysts
  • administrators

Visit our jobs website for all vacancies, or find out about working on short breaks for disabled children.

If you interested in or have experience of temporary work supporting children and young people, visit 'WorkwithYork' for more information.

Volunteering with young people

We recruit, train and support volunteers to work with us. Volunteers bring experience, skills and a different way of looking at things.

We have a range of opportunities for committed volunteers:

  • Youth Justice - York Youth Offending Team (YOT) is a multi professional, multi agency team with staff employed by different organisations (for instance North Yorkshire Police, Probation Service, Health Service).
    Some of the roles available in this area include: Youth Offending Team Officer and Youth Offending Team Worker
  • Community Youth Support - Provide youth and community development, working alongside local communities and the voluntary sector to ensure there is a range of positive activities and services for all young people, as well as providing targeted support for young people who are struggling.
    Some of the roles available in this area include: Youth and Community Development Lead, Personal Support and Inclusion Worker and Youth Support Worker
  • Mentors – We provide a range of mentoring services to target young people and 'looked after' young people
  • Missing from home return interviewers ('independent return' interviewers)
  • Volunteer Advocates

Contact us if you're interested in getting involved in volunteering with young people and making a difference in their lives.

Also see

Family Information Service

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Telephone: 01904 554444