Youth Justice Committee Volunteer

If you are interested in volunteering for a Youth Justice Committee, please contact us.

Some Common Questions

What skills do I require?

Youth Justice Committee volunteers do not require any special skills. In fact, the greatest asset a volunteer can share is their common sense, past life experience, and a commitment to the purpose of this initiative.

Is training provided?

There are two evenings of training provided by Alberta Justice and the Calgary Youth Justice Society. Volunteers are also required to undergo a Criminal Record Check and an Oath of Confidentiality.

Is there insurance coverage for volunteers?

Youth Justice Committee members are considered to be volunteers of the Provincial Government and are covered for liability insurance and if injured while performing volunteer duties.

How much time will I need to invest?

The time commitment will vary depending on several factors: what position you will undertake, how many volunteers are on the committee and how many cases the Youth Justice Committee is working with at a given time. The committees usually meet in the evenings and the time required of you would be flexible.

What will I gain from the experience?

Volunteering for a Youth Justice Committee can be a very valuable and rewarding experience. Your experience will leave you with enhanced interviewing skills, the ability to work with within a team, increased knowledge of our criminal justice system, a better understanding of youth in your community, and a feeling of satisfaction knowing that you have made a difference.

Join the Board of Directors

The Calgary Youth Justice Society has a Board of Directors consisting of 9-12 Board members. The Board of Directors oversees the direction of the Society and makes decisions that impact the Society as a whole. The positions are for a two-year term, and new Board Members are elected in open positions annually at the Annual General Meeting held in May. There are also opportunities throughout the year to assist with the work of various sub-committees within the Board.

Recruitment is ongoing. Click here for more information on this opportunity.