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Help young offenders make a positive change to their lives

18 December 2018

Thurrock Council's Youth Offending team are looking for volunteers to help young people at risk of reoffending.

Referral Order Panel Volunteers hold meetings with young people and their families to discuss the reasons behind their offending. The aim of these meetings is to put together a plan and arrange activities to prevent the young person from reoffending.

Cllr Sue Little, portfolio golder for children and adult social care, said: "This is an exciting opportunity to help young people improve their lives, make a positive impact on communities and the borough and be part of a team which is building a better future for young people.

"Volunteers will not only support young offenders in making plans to support lifestyle changes, they will act as aspirational figures encouraging positive focuses long-term and supporting young offenders in becoming responsible adults."

If you are passionate about giving back, have strong communication skills and can empathise with young people whilst maintaining confidentiality this could be a great opportunity for you. Volunteers will be based in Corringham and be required to give up 3 hours on a Wednesday evening on a rota basis.

You can download full Youth Offending volunteer descriptions at thurrock.gov.uk/volunteering-vacancies

For more information on volunteering and how to apply, go to thurrock.gov.uk/volunteering