Volunteer as a member of the Youth Comission
It’s that time of year again, and applications are once again open for young people, aged 14-24, to join the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Youth Commission.
The purpose of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Youth Commission is to make young people part of the solution to tackling crime and improving policing, rather than being seen as part of the problem.
Volunteers work in teams 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 Commissioner’s work
- Feedback directly to decision makers to influence practice, policy and strategy
- Identify the root causes of problems, make recommendations for change and work on solutions
Members gain confidence and skills in networking, presenting and receive training that they can use on their CV’s. They can also use the hours they volunteer towards their DofE awards and receive a reference for future jobs.
Commitment involves attending the office in Winchester and online meetings, helping complete the Big Conversation at events, and with peers, and delivering the recommendations conference. Expenses are paid and refreshments provided.
The process will start online with a virtual taster session and then move to an in-person induction for successful applicants, should the situation allow at that point. Next year there will be a mixture of online and in-person meetings and events.