Hampshire & Isle of Wight Youth Commission

The purpose of the Youth Commission - made up of young people aged between 14 and 25 - is to make young people part of the solution to tackling crime and improving policing, rather than being seen as part of the problem. We are seeking to recruit up to 10 volunteers to:

  • Talk with young people in their communities to understand their policing and criminal justice concerns
  • Provide opportunities for young people to inform, support and challenge the Police and Crime Commissioners work
  • Identify the root causes of problems, make recommendations for change and work on solutions

Members identify priority areas relating to young people in the two counties around police and crime. They then:

  • Gather opinions from peers on these priorities through ‘Big Conversation’ postcards and an online survey to understand their policing and criminal justice concerns
  • Tackle the priorities by raising awareness through engagement events and media campaigns
  • Make recommendations for change and suggest solutions for the priority areas
  • Represent the Youth Commission at relevant events, conferences and meetings
  • Link with Hampshire Constabulary

You can expect:

  • To be involved with an organisation that is dedicated to working towards making communities safer
  • A supportive and safe environment
  • A certificate of recognition at the end and may also obtain an employment reference
  • The opportunity to work on initiatives, which may include themes such as: anti-social behaviour, unhealthy relationships, mental health, abusive relationships, hate crime, cyber safety, young victims and offenders
  • The ability to influence the future of policing and ensure the voices of young people are heard
  • To gain new skills and experience that will help with your CV or job applications.
  • To meet and work with a variety of new people – including the Commissioner, Chief Constable and other professionals, and fellow Youth Commission members.


Volunteer requirements:

  • Age 14-25
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to travel independently preferable
  • Interest in Police and Criminal Justice issues
  • Confident to approach young people and adults
  • Consultation (training will be given)
  • Willingness to participate
  • Enthusiastic
  • Good communication skills


  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Recruitment Process
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 11/11/2019

End Date: 31/12/2020

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Availability Details

Shortlisted candidates will need to attend an assessment evening in Winchester on 11th November 6-7.30pm. Successful candidates will begin in post 7th December and will need to attending bi-monthly meetings (usually Saturday 11am-4pm and an occasional evening meeting 5.30-8.30pm) in Winchester. You will also need to be available to attend other meetings and events throughout the year as well as making sure you regularly check emails and social media.


This opportunity is available Countywide.

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