Council thanks youth offending volunteers

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Volunteers with the Calderdale Youth Offending Team have been thanked for their hard work at a celebration event held by Calderdale Council.

The volunteer celebration evening was held at Orangebox in Halifax and celebrated the hard work volunteers have undertaken supporting the young people involved with Calderdale Youth Offending Team.

The event opened with a speech from the director of children and young Ppople’s Services, Stuart Smith and the head of early Iintervention and safeguarding, Julie Jenkins, presenting certificates to volunteers.

The evening also included speeches from volunteers about their experiences as well as voice recordings and feedback from young people in the service.

Since 2002 Calderdale Youth Offending Team has consistently recruited, trained and supported members of the local community to take on a volunteer role with the Youth Offending Team.

Cabinet member for children and young people’s services, Coun Megan Swift, said: “The volunteers within the Young Offending Team do a fantastic job and I know that their work is really appreciated, not only by Council staff but also by the young people they work with in the service.

“It’s great that we were able to demonstrate our thanks for their continued support with this event, which also highlighted some of the fantastic work that the volunteers undertake.”

For more information about the Youth Offending Team and the volunteer roles available, visit and search for Youth Offending Team volunteers.