Working with volunteers
Across West Yorkshire people are supporting the work of probation and helping offenders to turn their lives round.
The volunteers come from a range of backgrounds, including:
- students and graduates
- members of the public.
All our volunteers recognise that people can change and want to be part of that process.
They support those currently on probation in a range of ways, working closely with Probation Officers. Their support can include:
- listening to offenders
- helping arrange benefits
- supporting offenders to go to appointments, or meetings
- helping people find local support groups or local organisations who can help them
- setting up bank accounts
- accessing training or even university courses.