Volunteer with youth services

We have many volunteers who make a big contribution to improve the services to young people and their communities across Plymouth.

Become a  volunteer

You'll be making a difference to the social, educational and personal development of young people and others in the community. You'll have the opportunity to develop and gain new skills, which can help with your career development as well as personal satisfaction.

You don't need professional qualifications. We need a wide range of people from different backgrounds and experiences who have time to offer, who are interested in young people, who are able to listen to them sympathetically and be open minded. Above all volunteers need to be reliable.

To find out more about current youth work volunteer opportunities email youth.admin@plymouth.gov.uk or call 01752 306596.


You'll need to complete an application form and attend an interview. You'll also be required to complete a DBS check and attend a short induction training session before you start work with young people.

Download Volunteer application form [Word, 178KB]

Download Volunteer information pack [PDF, 181KB]

Download Volunteer roles [PDF, 145KB]

Further opportunities

If you're volunteering and are under 25 you'll have the opportunity to take part in a range of award schemes including, Youth Achievement Award, Duke of Edinburgh's Award and the 'Plym Youth' local award.

if you're considering Youth Work as a profession and are aged 16 and over you'll have access the National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) Level 2 or 3 in Youth Work.